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Will this Radeon 7000 work in a beige G3 tower?


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No, sadly!

 

- It's AGP, you need PCI

- You need to flash over a Mac compatible ROM to the card - be prepared for some messing around with some random Pentium III/4 motherboard to get this working

- That looks like a really cheap Radeon 7000 - go the full height card with DVI

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20 hours ago, Quadra said:

Be shure to buy a Radeon with the large rom chip (25p10, not 25p05), because the Mac rom will not fit on the 25p05 chip.

 

There are some reduced ROMs available that fits 25p05. The catch is that you won't be able to see the boot process on most macs which can be a problem. It's fine for a second screen though.

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I recall the Radeon 7000 "reduced" Mac ROM removed some resolution and monitor sense information but was largely the same in terms of functionality - boots screens etc.  Are you thinking of the later non-EFI flashed GPUs that don't have boot screens?

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On 3/20/2021 at 5:08 AM, Byrd said:

I recall the Radeon 7000 "reduced" Mac ROM removed some resolution and monitor sense information but was largely the same in terms of functionality - boots screens etc.  Are you thinking of the later non-EFI flashed GPUs that don't have boot screens?

 

Yes. The 7000 were not EFI as PowerPC is OpenFirmware. EFI is for Intel based Macs

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