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Old Aug 4th, 2005, 05:31 PM   #1
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Best video card for DP 1.42 G4

What is the best videocard i can install into my dual 1.42 G4. I ask this becasue the Ati9800 256MB card say's its only for G5's. I don't understand why though. Am i forced to install the 128MB ATi card? Currently i have a 9000 64MB and it just doesnt cut the mustard like it used to.

Please give me some info or reccomend anything if you can.
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The best card out there for your specs is probably the 9800 Pro 128MB. It's a good card even today. On one of my PCs, I use a 9800 Pro 128MB and it can run newer games fine. If you want a video card like the X800 or something, you'll have to go G5.
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Old Aug 4th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #4
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The 9800 is probably the top card you can buy for your Dual MDD, but if your Cinema Display is ADC, then you will have to get a DVI>ADC adapter to run it. The 9800 has DVI-I and VGA ports (also an S-Video port). There was one in the Classifieds for $150-very good price...

Other options, with Core Image support in Tiger, are the ATI 9600-again needs adapter for ADC screens(though the ADC can be made to work as a powered port with some hardware hacking) and the ATI 9700, which was only available BTO through Apple and is hard to find/expensive. It's the one I've been looking for-I have an Apple 17" ADC CRT, which doesn't work with the DVI>ADC adapters.
Slightly better cards than your 9000 are the 9000 w/128ram and the Nvidia GeForce4Ti(128mb, fast) but neither of these support Core Image-which would be the main reason/advantage for an upgrade. I want to run Motion
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