Loc: Vancouver, BC Canada
I ended up buying the 9600. The 9200 I was considering was a flashed PC AGP version. The 9600 that I bought is a genuine apple part. Its going into my MDD Dual 867.
I get the point about them both being older cards but I am still using my MDD dual 867 and its all the power I need. I'm not one of those people that needs the latest and the greatest. My mac suits me in every way other than video. I'm still using the stock 32MB Nvidia Geforce 4 and it leaves a lot to be desired at 1680x1050 as it uses every bit of the vram to run that res in millions of colours..
I am also really looking forward to core image. The seller even claims the 9600 supports core animation!
Mac mini C2D 1.83GHz - 2GB RAM - 200GB 7200rpm HD Sawtooth w/G4 1GHz - 1GB RAM - SIIG SATA w/2x1TB HD B&W w/G4 600MHz - 1GB RAM - 2x80GB HD Sawtooth G4 400MHz - 512MB RAM - 40GB HD Dell Ultrasharp 2007WFP 20" Widescreen LCD 2.94TB Total Storage
Actually, I think you made the best choice. Not because of the flashed components (I've used several flashed cards with no problem at all) but because of the Core Animation. You're going to want that PM to run Leopard and Core is supposed to be a big thing.
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