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Does 10.5 Leopard support PCI graphics cards?

10.5.8 Leopard PCI Graphics Card

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I just recently installed 10.5.8 onto a Dell Dimension 3000. While I have a working screen, it's stuck at 1024x768 with NO QE/CI. Since the Dimension 3000 only has PCI slots (no AGP), it looks like my only solution is to install a PCI graphics card. I tried using my google-fu, but I can't find anything definitive to get an answer as whether Leopard even supports PCI graphics cards let alone which ones.

What (if any) would be a good PCI graphics card for running under 10.5.8 with QE/CI? Hoping to have DVI and output of 1920x1080. Would be nice if it could push some polygons for gaming too, but not a dealbreaker.

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i have leopard running on a PCI Radeon 9200.

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I'm sure that OSX supports almost every PCI and PCI-EXPRESS Devices.

It would be weird if an hackintosh can right?



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Don't expect miracles, the PCI bus is too slow for decent/modern resolution gaming but it will work just fine for desktop use no matter if it's AGP, PCI or PCI-E as long as its a compatible video card.

 

My first Hack had a 256MB Geforce 7600GT AGP card, but since there never was an Intel Mac with AGP slot (and therefore no Intel AGP driver), the card was running as a PCI card.

I could run Tomb Raider Anniversary at 640x480 with everything else maxed out, smooth as butter. Any res higher than that and it would start to choke.

Normal desktop use and everything else was snappy and smooth at 1280x1024 desktop res.







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