Which Graphics Card should I use in my G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Des Zac, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Des Zac macrumors regular

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    I have a choice between two graphics cards at the moment, there is only a 5-10 dollar difference so price doesn't matter.


    I could get an
    ATI Radeon 9600XT 128mb

    or an
    nVidia FX 5200 64MB


    Which would you suggest? I've always been an nVidia person, but it seems like the ATI Radeon might be the better pick here.

    Thanks,

    -Zach
     
  2. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    9600XT all the way! The FX5200 is quite wimpy IMO. I am also an nVidia fan, but the ATI has it here.
     
  3. Des Zac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay thanks, just ordered ;)
     
  4. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    When I had a dual 1.42 MDD I had a 64MB regular 9600 and liked the performance. A 9600xt with double the VRAM would smoke the card I was happy with. Good recommendation and choice.
     
  5. Des Zac thread starter macrumors regular

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    The odd thing is that it was cheaper than the nVidia Graphics Card :eek:
     
  6. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    Glad to help! :)

    Zen- glad you approve my recommendation! :)
     
  7. VanneDC macrumors 6502a

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    whada ya gonna use the card for? desktop stuff? there are also a couple of nice X800 cards out there that would make you happy :)
     
  8. Des Zac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks but I already ordered it, no matter what I use it for it's the fastest Mac I'm going to have. Tt's my second Mac Resto project so no matter what I'm going to be happy. :D
     
  9. Bloodstar macrumors regular

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    Good choice with the 9600. My G5 has the same card, and things work pretty well on it. (If I remember right, 720p content runs on it without so much a hiccup.)

    I dunno why, but I'm kind of iffy about GeForce cards under OS X as well.
     

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