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Gaming on a Dual 1.8 G5 Power Mac


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I just got a power mac dual 1.8 ghz non PCI-X. I was wondering if i got say an nVidia 7800 256mb AGP graphics card, would I be able to play games like Call of Duty 4 that support that graphics card but say they only support intel macs ?
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First, Macs use a video card flashed with firmware specific to the Mac. You can't just plug any video card in and have it work even if it fits in the slot. Some can be flashed with firmware for the Mac but only some.

Second, a G5 is a Power PC. Power PC is not X86 like Intel and AMD. Totally different architecture. No OS or game made for Intel will run on a Power PC G3,4 or 5.

There is an emulator or two made for Power PC that allows Windows to run but VERY SLOW and no 3d support so no games.

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