Thread: Video Card Questions
02-01-2005, 05:12 AM #1mitchryanGuestVideo Card Questions
I'm looking at upgrading to either a single or dual 1.8 PM G5.
I have an existing video card (windows pc) that is a Radeon 9700 (non-pro). I understand this will physically fit in a G5, but does anyone know the state of play for drivers? Ati.com gives me no real information, and i'd appreciate some help.
02-01-2005, 07:35 AM #2
Originally Posted by mitchryan
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02-01-2005, 08:46 AM #3
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search the manufacturers site, if there are drivers for it, it should work, if not, youre outta luck.
02-06-2005, 03:31 AM #4richiestang78Guest
Well even with drivers a windows card will not work. Some cards can be physically hacked using soldering and wires to make it mac compadable but it will void both the cards warrenty and your computers. Just shop around and get a mac specific card. the new X800 are pricey but are very powerful, also go for the dual.
02-10-2005, 01:53 AM #5LornGuest
I've been looking around for the same question. I have a 9800 Pro from an old PC before I made the "switch" and I'd like to replace the 5200 Ultra included in my dual 1.8 G5. The 9800XT from Apple is about $300 and that is a rediculous price seeing as how I could get an X800 Pro for that much in a PC. I'm still looking a way to flash the firmware, no hardware modification is necessary.
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