AMD brings next-generation graphics to the Apple Power Mac

AMD has 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, according to the company.

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, AMD said. 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.

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Talk about bad timing. Releasing a card for a dying breed of computers. I wish it was for the Intel's.

Quote - Xero said @ #8
Talk about bad timing. Releasing a card for a dying breed of computers. I wish it was for the Intel's.

There already is an x1900 for the Mac Pro (intel).

No offence, but my god neowin is slow at getting Mac news, every time something is posted, its not really *new*s anymore.

Quote - saxondale. said @ #7
No offence, but my god neowin is slow at getting Mac news, every time something is posted, its not really *new*s anymore.

"next generation" er... no.. as of 2morrow it's last generation (8800) and ATI already released a refreshed part called the X1950..

Quote - CaKeY said @ #3.1
It works with a Mac.


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What I was wondering is what physically makes the card different from a non-Mac version? Is there any difference?

I thought Macs used the same standard cards as PCs.

It has firmware for OpenFirmware-based PCI computers instead of x86-BIOS based computers. Other than that, I see no reason why the two would differ physically other than a larger/smaller firmware chip as required.