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I read somewhere before that although the Rage 128 can't take advantage of Q. Extreme in OS X 10.2, video cards with 16 MB of VRAM or more help speed up OS X. Is this true? Right now, I have OSX running on 6 MB of motherboard VRAM on my Beige G3. This VRAM doesn't support OpenGL, etc. It just pratically drives the monitor. So, if I replaced my video with a PCI Rage 128 16 MB, would there be any speed increase under Mac OS X? I know that now there would be OpenGL support under OS X as Rage 128 supports it under OS X. (not sure if that would make any difference whatsoever.)
 

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rage 128 is much faster than what you haveand give ok peformance in 10.2.
Why dont you try to find a pci Radeon card, that would be best for a beige G3
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by minnes:
rage 128 is much faster than what you haveand give ok peformance in 10.2.
Why dont you try to find a pci Radeon card, that would be best for a beige G3
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So you're saying that OS X 10.2.3 would perform faster with the Rage 128 than the 6 MB VRAM. (Remember: I'm talking in the Finder performance, not games; it's obviously faster in games.)

I would get a Radeon PCI, but I'm not in the mood to spend $200 on one.
 

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I believe by default that Quartz Extreme is not supported by PCI cards, it requires an AGP card. I believe there is a hack to enable QE on PCI cards, but I don't know how well it works.

A PCI Radeon will speed up 3D games though.
 

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I believe by default that Quartz Extreme is not supported by PCI cards, it requires an AGP card. I believe there is a hack to enable QE on PCI cards, but I don't know how well it works.

A PCI Radeon will speed up 3D games though.
 

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QE can only be enabled on PCI Radeon cards that also have AGP versions. PCI Radeon 7000 and newer are going to be your best bet.

You might notice a speedup if you picked up a Rage128 16MB, but I wouldn;t count on too much of a bump.

--PB
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PosterBoy:
QE can only be enabled on PCI Radeon cards that also have AGP versions. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nevermind what I said. Sorry, I was wrong. ;) I thought you mean't only AGP-equipped Macs could run QE on a secondary PCI Radeon.... :rolleyes:
 
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