Which is a better graphics card for Power Mac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macnicol, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. macnicol macrumors newbie

    macnicol

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    Looking to buy a Power Mac G5 and can't decide what config is the best to run the Myst series of applications.

    They came with a variety of graphics cards:
    Power Mac11,2,Late 2005: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE, GeForce 6600, GeForce 7800 GT, Quadro FX 4500)

    Power Mac7,2 Early 2005 (dual 2.0 GHz) PowerMac7,3 (dual 2.3, 2.7 GHz): NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL, ATI Radeon 9600, Radeon 9650, or Radeon X850 XT

    Any recommendation or other config suggestions will be appreciated.
     
  2. tevion5 macrumors 68000

    tevion5

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    Any combo should run Myst games with little difficulty.

    If you want the greatest, get the Quad Core 2.5GHz 11,2 with either a GeForce 7800 or Quadro FX 4500.

    That's what I run and it's pretty awesome :cool:
     
  3. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    The X850XT for the AGP-based G5s is a better card than the FX4500 for PCIe based G5s.

    With that said, I'd take a Quad with a mid-range video card over a dual processor with a high end video card. In some ways, the GEForce range of cards vs the Quadro range of cards are better for gaming-it has to do with precision rendering vs. speed. On a dual core or Quad G5, I'd lean toward a GEForce 7800GT(what I'm currently running in my Quad) or a Radeon X1900XT.
     

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