I just installed ATIccelerator on my Smurf and have boosted the GPU up 8,99% on both fronts, and was wondering what would be the best way to test the effect of these modifications, since Xbench doesn't really show any improvements (and it doesn't state GPU testing on the website :o).
An Ati 7000 will give you much better performance and you can get them for 20 bucks on ebay. If you can find a Radeon pci card (no number), it is the best buy for the dough. You can find it by looking at the heatsink. It has a fan built in.
Thx for the heads-up Maestro. The $20 price tag will be a little exaggerated I'm afraid, since I live in Belgium (the capital of Brussels :-p) so shipping probably will be another $20 or so. Still beats a 9200 for €190 however...
Is there a really big difference in performance between the 7000 and the 9200? Because all I'm using this Smurf for now is Photoshopping, iTunes, Web Browsing and the occasional iMovie simple edit if the G5 is taken. Keeping that in mind, I don't think it will make that much of a difference, except for the €150 price dif- ference. :-)
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