August 4th, 2005, 01:15 PM
cheap 2D card?
My only need is AGP, and that it supports dual monitor, other than that is no matter because I dont play games.
what is a decent and CHEAP video card today? price and 2D image quality comes in first hand.
Sapphire Radeon 7000 64MB DDR does it support dual monitor`?
August 4th, 2005, 02:45 PM
August 4th, 2005, 02:52 PM
if you need dual DVi support you can get cards with dual DVI as well, so you dont need the converters.
Otherwise Radeon 7000 is a decent card, just make sure its from either ATI or Sapphire, if you want to be certain 2D quality is decent.
BTW Matrox still has better 2D quality than most of the cards out there, including some very expensive ones.
Last edited by F_A_L_C_O_N; August 4th, 2005 at 03:03 PM.
August 4th, 2005, 03:51 PM
Originally Posted by Todd a
Thanks a lot for the very detailed information. I will consider those options you mentioned if I cannot get my old card working. The thing is that I have an old Matrox G400 DH AGP (I think 4X, it has a 4A extention on the board). Now, I am getting a new motherboard, and I want to keep this video card since I was happy with how it worked. But someone told me that the old Matrox card will fry the modern motherboards because of voltage? incompabilty? And I did some seach on the net and found this http://episteme.arstechnica.com/grou...m/419006624731
The mainboard I have considered is Asus P4S800D-X
The question is can I use my Matrox G400 card on this mainboard without frying/destroing the entire mainboard?
if not, are there any other mainboard I can use for this card? (that support dual channel)
August 4th, 2005, 04:04 PM
August 4th, 2005, 04:38 PM
I belive you have another thread going on about that dont you, which was BTW allready merged
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