Mac AGP Video Cards

ATI Radeon 9600 Pro and 9600 XT

The Apple branded Radeon 9600 Pro is an AGP 8x card compatible with AGP 4x and 8x slots and first shipped with the top-end 2.0 GHz dual Power Mac G5 in mid-2003. The 9600 XT version shipped with the top-end 2.5 GHz dual Power Mac G5, and the 2005 dual 2.0 and 2.3 GHz Power Mac G5 shipped with a card simply marked Radeon 9600.

The ATI version, the Radeon 9600 Pro PC & Mac Edition, is an AGP 4x card that supports both Macs (with 4x and 8x AGP) and PCs.

Flashed AGP 8x video cards are not compatible with the Mystic/Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio, Cube, Quicksilver, and Mirror Drive Door Power Mac G4 without modification. As explained by The Mac Elite, Apple uses pins 3 and 11 on the back of the card to power ADC monitors. These pins must be disabled or your Mac will not boot with the card installed. Full details and instructions are on the Mac Elite website.

This video card requires more power than the AGP slot provides, so you will need to tap power from your Power Mac's power supply, which may require a power splitter.


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