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Monday, November 13, 2006
Barefeats Benchmarks G5 Radeon X1900
7:31 AM | Evan Holt | Comment on this story

ATI recently announced a Radeon X1900 for G5 Macs with PCI-E. This filled a void for Mac users who have a recent generation PowerMac but no upgrade path to a powerful video card for today's power hungry applications and games.

This card is for G5s with PCI Express (PCIe) slots. It comes with 256MB of GDDR3 video memory and two DVI ports, both of which support displays up to 2560x1600 (like the 30" Apple Cinema). We compared it to the other "consumer" graphics cards compatible with the dual-core G5 Power Mac as well as to two of the cards available for the Mac Pro. (We measured the core clock speed at 507MHz and core memory speed at 1206MHz.)
Using Quake 4, Doom 3, Halo and Unreal Tournament 2004 as benchmarks, Barefeats pits the Quad G5 X1900 against the Mac Pro X1900. The nVidia 6600, 7300 and 7800 were also used as comparisons.

To see the benchmarks and to see just how powerful the new card is in comparison to other video cards, click on the link below.

Barefeats: Review ATI Radeon X1900

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