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1664 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2009 4:33 AM by Tracy Reynolds
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2009 10:31 AM (in response to Guitarcal)Any AGP graphics card should work. You can find ATI or Nvidia cards at their respective web sites and compare specifications. Bare Feats did benchmarks on PPC video cards ages ago, but you can search their archives for them. You can also check Xlr8YourMac.com for their articles, benchmarks, and user comments regarding older PPC video cards.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2009 2:19 PM (in response to Guitarcal)Hi-
For dual DVI output, you already have one of the best cards available (top 3).
The only other card that has dual DVI ports and is faster, is a flashed FireGl X850XT.
I really don't know that there is $200-300 worth of difference in the cards performance.
Going from a 9600 or 9800 series card, OK.
But the 6800 is a very capable card.
BTW, any potential card must be a Mac OEM or flashed to Mac ROM, 8x AGP compatible card.G4AGP(450)Sawtooth, 2GHz 7447A, 2GB, Raptor/SE16/Firmtek, 9800 Pro/ATI Silencer, Mac OS X (10.5.6), DVR-116, 23"ACD, Ratoc USB2.0, QCam Ultra, 520W PSU, iPhone 3Gs, iPod Classic
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2009 5:10 AM (in response to japamac)OK, thanks for the info. I won't worry about upgrading then unless I find the x85 cheap somewhere.
Thanks again.15" Macbook Pro, 3.06 ghz Core 2 Duo, 4 gb ram, 500 gb 7200 rpm hd, Mac OS X (10.5.8), PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0, 4 gb ram, two 160 gb hd, running Leopard OS 10.5.8
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2009 1:13 PM (in response to Guitarcal)I got a GeForce 6800 GT DDL from Apple and it works fine.
see: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2013843Power Mac G5 1,6 GHz Uniprocessor, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 3 Gb RAM - GeForce 6800 GT DDL - 2 x 500 Gb HD
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2009 4:33 AM (in response to IIe)I had a flashed Nvidia 7800 in my PPC dual 1.8 G5 but it had DVI and VGA outputs. I wanted two DVI outputs so I put in the Nvidia 6800 (Mac version) and I don't see any difference.
TracyMini 2duo2.26-SL. PPC's G5 2x1.8MHz-X.5.8, G4's 733MHz/450MHz-X.4.11, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 300 GB, 250 GB, 160 GB firewire external HDs