Will my ati 8500 be good enough for OSX?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by paulwgraber, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. paulwgraber macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2013
    I have been debating getting a card for os9 use and OSX use. I got an 8500 for os9 use in my G4 for gaming. I have a few games got osX as well. Would my 8500 suffice? I know core image is not supported but my games don't use it anyway I don't think.
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I have three G4 Macs between work and home running 10.5.8 Leopard. All of them have used the two ATI Rage 128 cards that are available to them (PCI and AGP) and run fine in Leopard, even though Leopard no longer has drivers for the ATI Rage 128.

    So, unless your card sucks worse than an ATI Rage 128 you shouldn't have any problems. All three Macs have been through 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 and now 10.5 with these same cards and not had any issues.
  3. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2003
    New England
    I have an 8500 in my AGP G4. Works just fine even without core image support. True, I can't play Jedi Outcast with settings at max, but gaming is still acceptable.

    There is a good comparison of the 8500 to others on xlr8.

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