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Mac Professionals I Need Your Help

July 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The video card I’m looking at is the Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition. Here is some information that worries me this card is not compatible to my G5.

Exclusively for PCI Express® based PowerMac G5 systems

Feel the power of ATI’s world class Radeon™ X1900 G5 Mac® Edition. Designed exclusively for PCI Express-based Power Mac® G5 systems, this card will turn your computer into a sophisticated graphics workstation and a monster gaming machine.

My computer is a Power Mac G5 (June 2004) and is a PCI-X and uses an AGP slot for the graphics card.

I think I know the answer but when I was looking at the X1900 Starting guide I came across this info and it makes me scratch my head and I’m exhausted looking everywhere for answers.

ATI graphics cards only work in PCI, AGP, or PCIe™ based Power Macintosh® computers with a PCI
(33MHz or 66MHz), AGP expansion slot or PCIe™ expansion slot. The minimum system requirements for your specific ATI graphics card are listed in the User’s Guide and on the product box.

Thanks in advance if you chime in and take some of this stress off my mind.

Tags: Apple · Help

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 George Bazhenov // Jul 14, 2008 at 6:56 am

    No Andy, X1900 won’t work in any of the slots on your computer. Apple started adding PCIe in 2005. One option for you is to find a good X800XT Mac Edition card but you have already been there. Or you can search Apple Discussions for a piece of advice on graphics card overclocking by Patrick Sheffield in the Motion part of the Final Cut Studio forum.

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