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Cheap AGP video card wanted for 1920x1200 monitor

Postby MediumRare on Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:51 pm

My trusty Eizo F56 17" monitor died a couple of days ago after over 11 years of service =D> and I've ordered an Eizo S2431WH (1920 x 1200 resolution) as a replacement.

Now I probably need a new AGP video card- I'm running an NVidia FX5200 without DVI output at present. Since I don't play computer games (and will not put Vista on this box), the 3D capabilities are irrelevant so I'm looking at cheap cards like the MSI NX6200AX-TD128LF or XFX Geforce 6200LE 256MB.

My question: do these cards support 1920x1200 over the DVI interface?

AFAIK a dual link connection is not needed, but Wikipedia reports possible DVI incompatibilities with some wide monitors (see Caveats). Unfortunately the vendors (and manufacturers) don't list the supported resolutions- apart from information like " 1600x1200x32Bit 120 Hz" and "2048x1536x32Bit 85 Hz", which does not necessarily apply to intermediate values or DVI.

Anyone have more information?

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Postby MediumRare on Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:50 pm

I ended up getting an ATI X1050 256MiB card. Works fine. I tried the monitor on the analog output of a NVidia FX5200 and an ATI Xpert 2000 Pro and that was OK too- acceptable display (at least until you compare it to the digital hookup...)

The monitor is super- great quality and finally a bit more room for the 15 windows I have open in an average session.

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