Originally Posted by foothead
Allright then. My point was that getting a somewhat better GPU won't really add anything. Any games will still run horrible, and general usage will still be just fine. It's really a waste of money unless video playback is choppy or something.
Actually, web browsing with FF is very choppy, and it's not the CPUs. Everything else is more or less choppy, from window moving to the bouncing Dock icons. Sure, maybe a resolution of 1600x1200 doesn't help, but I need a larger desktop workspace than 1024x768. And I plan to buy AOM for Mac soon, and 16 MB VRAM isn't going to cut it.
Thanks for your advice
I appreciate it. I'd rep you if I could.
Also, do you know what OS X 10.5 uses OpenGL2 for? I read on LowEndMac that the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro with 128 MB VRAM uses that, and they recommended that GPU as a good one for 10.5. $100 on eBay though
Installed Leopard today. Some of the apps don't work, and it's as choppy as Tiger, but I'm thrilled it works. Part of the reason it was slow the first time was because of Spotlight's indexing. Should've waited a couple hours before I formatted lol. Many Leopard apps don't work either, they give me a we-want-a-better-GPU error. Opera no longer has those typing delay problems, and I found a PPC version of Google Chrome developed by a third party. Doesn't transfer cookies across tabs, but it works and it's very fast. Still in beta stage though, I can't wait until they go stable.