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mytoyo
02-22-2005, 12:18 AM
I plan on buying a G4 Dual 500mhz which currently has Radeon 9000

I need a better video card for my 3d program, is the Radeon 9800 worth it?Would i see improvements if i'm running at 500mhz.....

deus_ex_machina
02-22-2005, 12:43 AM
is it the 128RAM card? what 3d program are you running btw? Dual processors are great at rendering tasks.

mytoyo
02-22-2005, 01:08 AM
its the 64mb one, i'm planning to run Maya.
We tested the graphics card on one of my scenes and it was struggling.
Thats why i was a little hesitant on buying it, if i buy the Radeon 9800 would it increase or would the 500mhz hold me back on processing?

deus_ex_machina
02-22-2005, 01:16 AM
I use MB 6 at work and we have problems w/ our current card (PC though...that maybe the prob ;) )
this page might help you...
http://www.alias.com/eng/support/maya/qualified_hardware/QUAL/maya_60_osx.html

mytoyo
02-22-2005, 01:37 AM
See my friend thats helping me on my 3d project has a Power Mac G4 Dual 1.25Ghz and Paint Effects runs great.

Is my problem the video card or the processors?...or both?

btw below is what he is selling

G4 Dual 500mhz
2 gigs of memory
2 160 gig HD
Super Drive
Radeon 9000 64mb
17" Flat Panel

for $1,000 USD

is that a deal?

how hard would it be to sell the 17" Mac panel?

deus_ex_machina
02-22-2005, 03:37 AM
your friends comp is the same as mine...the radeon 9000 64mb is whats in mine. Is your friends comp using the same 9000 card? Alias claims any G4 or G5 can run Maya 6...although never saying how well. The deal's pretty good - and 17" studio displays still go for a good price.

mytoyo
02-22-2005, 12:12 PM
thank you so much for your replies!!!

so btw should i get the video card? Like i said i want to be able to notice a difference but the dual 500mhz speed has me worried about shelling out $300bux for a video card.

any one else have a suggestion?