The PowerMac G5 is a desktop computer first produced in 2003 by the Apple Corporation. This guide will review the repair process of an Apple PowerMac G5 model number A1047 EMC 2061 from 2004. It was discontinued in 2006 as part of the Intel switch first to developers then consumers.

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Looking for an evaluation of video cards

I'm looking for an evaluation of available video cards for the Power Mac G5.

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You probably have this mayer but on the chance you don't and this will help I'm listing a URL for you. Ralph

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/po...

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perhaps try taking a look over at xlr8yourmac.com ?

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It should support a wide variety of cards. It will not, however support cards that came with powermac G4's, or G3's (Some kind of uncompatibility between the way apple used the pinnout of the agp connector from what I have read) You can use any flashed card without "taping" the pins, and any other card that it originally came from. I wish i had more info, but I don't own one of these (G5's have proved to be too unreliable in the past for me to own one)

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Thanks rj & chris. My main problem with the cards is trying to determine performance. The names and numbers of the different cards do not really reflect what they will do. What I really wanted was a "buyers guide".

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From what I read, a flashed ATI Radeon X800 (AGP) is a pretty great card.

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