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Bob
AGP cards - best?
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on Jan 29, 2006 at 11:58:52 am

Got a dual G5 2.0 (not dual core) - thinking it's time I upgrade from the 9600 Pro that came w/ the system. Debating between the new Radeon 9800 Special Edition 256Mb (4x card which runs in 8x slot) or the Radeon x800 XT. Or have I missed a contender? Opinions?


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Bob
PS - interesting review of both on barefeats.....
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on Jan 29, 2006 at 12:01:04 pm

http://barefeats.com/rad98pro.html


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Lu Nelson
Re: AGP cards - best?
on Jan 29, 2006 at 4:02:24 pm

I have the x800 which you can easily overclock a bit, to match the x850 -- making it equivalent to the fastest ATI card you can get in an AGP mac. However, if you can get your hands on a (now discontinued) nVidia 6800 Ultra DDL (and you can spare the PCI slot next to your AGP slot, as it takes up that space with its cooling assembly), it might be a bit better with Motion, as the nVidia cards apparently do not have the 2048x2048 layer size limitation when working in Motion that the ATI cards do. It seems nVidia cards can handle 4096x4096 layers...from what I've read elsewhere on this board. Too bad I figured that out after I bought my x800. Oh well, otherwise the ATI is great and probably cheaper than the nVidia in any case.


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