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Power Macintosh G5 Q&A - Updated December 11, 2006

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What graphics cards are provided by the Power Mac G5? Which have ADC ports and which have DVI ports? What is the maximum supported resolution on a primary and secondary display?

Information about the default graphics card, VRAM, maximum resolution support for the primary and secondary display, and ADC or DVI ports is provided on the specs page for each model.

For your convenience, it also is provided below in this handy chart:

Power Mac G5:

 

 

1.6 (PCI)

Video Card:

GeForce FX 5200 Ultra

 

VRAM:

64 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

ADC and DVI

1.8 (PCI-X)

Video Card:

GeForce FX 5200 Ultra

 

VRAM:

64 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

ADC and DVI

2.0 DP (PCI-X)

Video Card:

Radeon 9600 Pro

 

VRAM:

64 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

ADC and DVI

1.8 DP (PCI-X)

Video Card:

GeForce FX 5200 Ultra

 

VRAM:

64 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

ADC and DVI

1.8 DP (PCI)

Video Card:

GeForce FX 5200 Ultra

 

VRAM:

64 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

ADC and DVI

2.0 DP (PCI-X 2)

Video Card:

GeForce FX 5200 Ultra

 

VRAM:

64 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

ADC and DVI

2.5 DP (PCI-X)

Video Card:

Radeon 9600 XT

 

VRAM:

128 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

ADC and DVI

1.8 (PCI)

Video Card:

GeForce FX 5200 Ultra

 

VRAM:

64 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

ADC and DVI

2.0 DP (PCI)

Video Card:

Radeon 9600

 

VRAM:

128 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

2 single-link DVI

2.3 DP (PCI-X)

Video Card:

Radeon 9600

 

VRAM:

128 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

2 single-link DVI

2.7 DP (PCI-X)

Video Card:

Radeon 9650

 

VRAM:

256 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

2560x1600

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

1 dual-link DVI
1 single-link DVI

Dual Core (2.0)

Video Card:

GeForce 6600 LE

 

VRAM:

128 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

2560x1600

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

1 dual-link DVI
1 single-link DVI

Dual Core (2.3)

Video Card:

GeForce 6600

 

VRAM:

256 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

2560x1600

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

1 dual-link DVI
1 single-link DVI

"Quad Core" (2.5)

Video Card:

GeForce 6600

 

VRAM:

256 MB

 

Primary Max Resolution:

2560x1600

 

Secondary Max Resolution:

1920x1200

 

Display Connectors:

1 dual-link DVI
1 single-link DVI

Please also refer to the specs page of the model of interest for additional details regarding analog display support, provided adapters, optional graphics cards available at the time of purchase and more.

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