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Posted 07 November 2006 - 11:01 AM

AMD today announced the ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition, a next-generation graphics card that combines workstation-class creative productivity and cutting-edge 3D game performance. The ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition represents a high-performance PCI Express graphics upgrade card for the Power Mac G5 Quad and Power Mac G5 Dual. Upgrading to the ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac helps pro-application users maximize their creative potential with the powerful PCI Express-based Power Mac G5 Quad and Power Mac G5 Dual.

“Programs like Apple’s™ Final Cut Studio®, Aperture® and Motion® really come to life with this card,” said Ron Paley, president, Carbon Computing and Carbon Sound & Picture. “Power users will find the ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition the ultimate solution for delivering screen real estate for graphics, photo and video editing projects, and professional users will experience strong productivity gains. It’s indispensable for anyone doing graphics-intensive work with a standard quad- or dual-G5 system; and of course, gamers will love it too.”

“The ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac is the fastest graphics processor upgrade available for Power Mac G5 Quad and Power Mac G5 Dual systems,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “ATI was one of the longest-running continuous supporters of gamers and prosumers on the Mac platform and we expect our focus on their needs to continue now that ATI is a part of AMD.”
At an estimated street price of US $349, the ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac is a state-of-the art design with 36 pixel shader processors, 256 MB of video RAM and delivers over 37 gigabytes per second of memory bandwidth. It features two DVI ports that are capable of supporting two 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Displays.
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#2 Kanamit

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 11:12 AM

Although its good to see more video cards for the mac, wouldn't a G5 be CPU limited?

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 12:22 PM

View PostKanamit, on November 7th 2006, 12:12 PM, said:

Although its good to see more video cards for the mac, wouldn't a G5 be CPU limited?
Ummm...  No.  The

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 12:24 PM

Compared to the Bundled 7800 GT card, I'm not sure which of the 2 will be better... The interest is for the owners of a 6600 GT...

I'm dying to get the hand on a PC-flashed 7800 GTX 512 MB (see Barefeats)... This could be my X-mas present  :wub:
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 01:22 PM

View PostCantKillemAll, on November 7th 2006, 07:24 PM, said:

Compared to the Bundled 7800 GT card, I'm not sure which of the 2 will be better... The interest is for the owners of a 6600 GT...

I'm dying to get the hand on a PC-flashed 7800 GTX 512 MB (see Barefeats)... This could be my X-mas present  :wub:

I am sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but Ruby, the guy who flashed those cards, is far from a reliable person, there is a drove of people who paid him over $500 and have yet to see what they paid for, even after 4 months of patient waiting.

I really suggest you take time to investigate him before you do anything like give him money.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 02:47 PM

So...anyone want to buy me an Intel G5? :)

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:40 PM

So, what is the best possible graphics card for G5 Dual processor 2.7 GHz?
Now I have ATI Radeon 9650 256 Mb.
Thanks!

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:49 PM

View Postlinkc, on November 7th 2006, 04:40 PM, said:

So, what is the best possible graphics card for G5 Dual processor 2.7 GHz?
Now I have ATI Radeon 9650 256 Mb.
Thanks!

That would be the fastest available AGP card, which I think is the Radeon X800.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:04 PM

Great!

too bad it costs 400 freakin bucks

No thanks ATi, take your over priced cards and crap them out your pants.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:57 PM

View PostMaestro, on November 7th 2006, 08:04 PM, said:

Great!

too bad it costs 400 freakin bucks

No thanks ATi, take your over priced cards and crap them out your pants.

You do realize that the Mac market doesn't have the volume to drive prices down, unlike the cutthroat nature of the Windows gaming market?  (And that the Mac version is not the same as the PC version?)

Yeah, it would be nice if the cards were cheaper, but damn, at least there are aftermarket cards.  Unlike the nVidia-based cards.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 12:59 AM

View PostMaestro, on November 7th 2006, 06:04 PM, said:

Great!

too bad it costs 400 freakin bucks

No thanks ATi, take your over priced cards and crap them out your pants.

Is that 400 Canadian bucks or something?  The article says $350 US bucks.
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 06:56 AM

View PostCantKillemAll, on November 7th 2006, 07:24 PM, said:

Compared to the Bundled 7800 GT card, I'm not sure which of the 2 will be better... The interest is for the owners of a 6600 GT...

well, I own a 7800GT card and if the ATI X1900 is less noisy I'll spend the money without thinking twice about it :)