[PLUG] Video cards -- 1.5v AGP

Derek Loree drl at drloree.com
Fri Sep 3 21:30:03 PDT 2004


On Fri, 2004-09-03 at 18:00, Rich Shepard wrote:
>   I do need a new video card for my new box; apparently Soyo does not have
> one built in.
> 
>   My research on the Web suggests that the ATI Radeon 7500 would be a good
> purchase to use in an AGP slot that requires a 1.5v card.
> 
>   Comments? Alternatives? It's not for games, but for 2D work and the
> occasional 3D terrain map.

A Matrox G550 would probably look better in 2D and slow 3D mode, there
is kernel support for the dual heads too.  Not that the ATI is bad, just
that the Matrox looks very good doing everything but fast action 3D, the
ATI looks OK doing everything including fast action 3D.

Good Luck,

Derek Loree





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