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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge--1/11/01

By ebott ·
My trusty Windows 2000 workstation is about to turn two years old, which means it's practically prehistoric. It's time to put together a brand-new Windows dream machine, and I need your help with the video subsystem. Which video cards should I buy? Yes, I said cards, plural. At the top of my wish list is Windows 2000 multi-monitor support. I'm not a gamer, so blazing 3D performance isn't important, But I do want the ability to run at very high resolutions, using 24-bit color, without having to watch the screen repaint itself. Oh, and I don't have unlimited funds, so price is a consideration. Come on, hardware fanatics! Help me find the best video card for Windows. If you can point me to the perfect candidate, you could earn 2000 TechPoints.

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by kexler In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I would say one of the cards (if you want a dual card ability) should be the Matrox G400 series. The one I have meets all my needs from graphics to 2d operations. Further, with the dual head I have worked on one project and monitored another with the second monitor. So it works like two video cards for the price of one. The cost is lower also at about $145.

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by Koolcat314 In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Definitely go with the duel Matrox G400 series.

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by marcus In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Thats an easy one Ed, just one word for you:
Matrox

Millenium G400.
This puppy gives you dualhead action with a 360 Mhz DAC and up to 32 meg for some good old high res lovin'

You could also go with the Matrox G200 MMS series with offers quadoutput but you'll be loosing some crispness due to the lower DAC of 250 Mhz unless you got big bucks to go digital

You could go with the Millenieum G450 but why throw out money on 3d you won't use.

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