[PLUG] Video cards -- 1.5v AGP

Derek Loree drl at drloree.com
Sat Sep 4 11:15:02 PDT 2004

On Sat, 2004-09-04 at 08:09, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Derek Loree wrote:
> > 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.
> Derek,
>   Thanks for the suggestion. At my age I'm not much into fast action 3D so
> that's not an issue. Besides, even a massive wasting on a terrain model
> doesn't move that quickly. And, the 3D simulations of a particle moving down
> a river system are sufficiently quick even on my current nVidia Riva 128 (or
> something like that. Actually, I could probably use this card, too, but I
> don't know if it's a 1.5 v version (about 7 years old it is).

It is not a 1.5 V card.  I have a client with glaucoma and he just loves
the Matrox cards, I have built 4 computers for him, all with Matrox
video.  They are not the cheapest cards, but sometimes quality is worth
the little extra cash.

Good Luck,

Derek Loree

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