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I was considering buying a PNY 9800GT 1GB video card for my first install. Then once up and running get a ATI Radeon HD 5770.

 

I read (what seemed like older topics) of issues with this card and then read of this card being natively supported.

 

Which is it?

 

Or a better question may be; whats the best and cheapest card to simply get up and running.

 

Thanks!

 

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x58A-UD3R

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

Intel i7 930

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I was considering buying a PNY 9800GT 1GB video card for my first install. Then once up and running get a ATI Radeon HD 5770.

 

I read (what seemed like older topics) of issues with this card and then read of this card being natively supported.

 

Which is it?

 

Or a better question may be; whats the best and cheapest card to simply get up and running.

 

Thanks!

 

Specs:

x58A-UD3R

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

Intel i7 930

 

Just about the cheapest is the 7300 should be buttons now

The 9800 is still a very good card and from what I read you have an easier time of it if you use an nvidia card

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Just about the cheapest is the 7300 should be buttons now

The 9800 is still a very good card and from what I read you have an easier time of it if you use an nvidia card

 

There in lies my confusion, being new et all.

 

You can have the same 9800 video card made by different manufactures yet the nvidia version is more compatible than the PNY version?

 

Thanks!

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There in lies my confusion, being new et all.

 

You can have the same 9800 video card made by different manufactures yet the nvidia version is more compatible than the PNY version?

 

Thanks!

 

9500 is pretty cheap and easy !

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There in lies my confusion, being new et all.

 

You can have the same 9800 video card made by different manufactures yet the nvidia version is more compatible than the PNY version?

 

Thanks!

 

There really isnt that much difference the core card is virtually the same

 

sparkle used to release the cards later on in their life just rebranded at a lower cost.

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9500 is pretty cheap and easy !

 

What kind of 9500 — nvidia?

 

I notice you have a XFX Radeon HD5770 1GD DDR5.

 

Two questions:

 

Would this card be a terrible choice to begin a hackintosh with since its not natively supported until 10.5

 

And

 

Apples version is $250 but you can get them as low as $170. Is there any difference.

 

Thanks for you help guys, by the way.

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What kind of 9500 — nvidia?

 

I notice you have a XFX Radeon HD5770 1GD DDR5.

 

Two questions:

 

Would this card be a terrible choice to begin a hackintosh with since its not natively supported until 10.5

 

And

 

Apples version is $250 but you can get them as low as $170. Is there any difference.

 

Thanks for you help guys, by the way.

 

 

Hay

 

The 5770 is slowly getting easier to install, you can follow the thread here .

 

Frankly most GPU's are a bit of pain to get working, so you may as well pick one that is well documented and there is already quite a following of the ati 5770.

EDIT - Being a native Apple card obviously also helps!!

 

Being able to use GraphicsEnabler=Yes makes things a whole lot easyer

 

You do not need to buy the apple version ! In fact we're all waiting for someone to post the BIOS rom from a MacPro version so we can try to use that. If it works or if netkas can mash up a hybrid rom it will make install a lot easyer.

 

http://netkas.org/

 

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Hay

 

The 5770 is slowly getting easier to install, you can follow the thread here .

 

Frankly most GPU's are a bit of pain to get working, so you may as well pick one that is well documented and there is already quite a following of the ati 5770.

EDIT - Being a native Apple card obviously also helps!!

 

Being able to use GraphicsEnabler=Yes makes things a whole lot easyer

 

You do not need to buy the apple version ! In fact we're all waiting for someone to post the BIOS rom from a MacPro version so we can try to use that. If it works or if netkas can mash up a hybrid rom it will make install a lot easyer.

 

http://netkas.org/

 

D

Thanks you!

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