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Will the mac edition 7950 work in a pcie powermac?
How much better is a 7950 than an old nVidia 7800 GTX?
it is a late 2005, 4 Core, dual cpu, 2.5GHz 64 GB ram (16 accessible without mobo flash(thanks apple)
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It will work, provided you have the power supply to handle it. Although it may be severely bottlenecked if it is only pcie 1 and your cpus, depending on what they are.

In comparison to the 7800 to the 7950, the 7950 by a long shot. You are comparing a 2005 card to a 2012 card, the 2005 card is going to be smashed. For greater reference, the 7800gtx was succeeded by the 8800 gtx, and that by the 9800gtx-> Gtx280-> 480-> 580-> 680, and the 7950 is a tier below the 680.
Edited by Fr33kill - 3/29/13 at 6:43pm
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