[PLUG] Video cards -- 1.5v AGP

Piet van Weel pmvw at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 6 20:09:02 PDT 2004

Actually that's not true. There is residual effects on the edges in a 3D
mode from a dual monitor standpoint on the ATI. Matrox doesn't have that
particular issue.


-----Original Message-----
From: plug-admin at lists.pdxlinux.org [mailto:plug-admin at lists.pdxlinux.org]
On Behalf Of Derek Loree
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 9:30 PM
To: plug at lists.pdxlinux.org
Subject: Re: [PLUG] Video cards -- 1.5v AGP

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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