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old Nvidia geforce 2 mx/400 vs new ATI Radeon 9xxx

Iam using an old nvidia geforce 2 video card and an Samsung 172N. Analog
15pin connector.

At the moment the video/graphics/text quality is poor on the lcd
Running at 1280x1024 60hertz to get the best out of it. But its still not
very good. I've tried calibrating the monitor and all the usual settings,
but its still not the best.

I was wondering if I upgrade to a better video card like a 9200pro or 9600
SE or similar, would it improve the text/graphics quality of the monitor?

Also would it be better to use the DVI (dVI adapter -> vga 15 converter)
connector for better performance / quality?

What would be the best way to get maximum quality out of the monitor?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    Do your monitor has a DVI input? If so, then using a 9600/9200 would give
    you much better quality.
    Otherwise there will not be as big difference. I upgraded from GF2 Pro, to
    Radeon8500LE, and the difference in text quality was noticable. I am however
    using a CRT monitor. There was almost no difference when upgraded from 8500
    to 9600SE.


    "Gregory Kleverlaan" <g12345567@nospam.yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    news:c6vkk0$gj8ov$1@ID-170116.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > old Nvidia geforce 2 mx/400 vs new ATI Radeon 9xxx
    >
    > Iam using an old nvidia geforce 2 video card and an Samsung 172N. Analog
    > 15pin connector.
    >
    > At the moment the video/graphics/text quality is poor on the lcd
    > Running at 1280x1024 60hertz to get the best out of it. But its still not
    > very good. I've tried calibrating the monitor and all the usual settings,
    > but its still not the best.
    >
    > I was wondering if I upgrade to a better video card like a 9200pro or 9600
    > SE or similar, would it improve the text/graphics quality of the monitor?
    >
    > Also would it be better to use the DVI (dVI adapter -> vga 15 converter)
    > connector for better performance / quality?
    >
    > What would be the best way to get maximum quality out of the monitor?
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    On Sat, 1 May 2004 17:46:04 +1000, "Gregory Kleverlaan"
    <g12345567@nospam.yahoo.com.au> wrote:

    >old Nvidia geforce 2 mx/400 vs new ATI Radeon 9xxx
    >
    >Iam using an old nvidia geforce 2 video card and an Samsung 172N. Analog
    >15pin connector.
    >
    >At the moment the video/graphics/text quality is poor on the lcd
    >Running at 1280x1024 60hertz to get the best out of it. But its still not
    >very good. I've tried calibrating the monitor and all the usual settings,
    >but its still not the best.
    >
    >I was wondering if I upgrade to a better video card like a 9200pro or 9600
    >SE or similar, would it improve the text/graphics quality of the monitor?
    >
    >Also would it be better to use the DVI (dVI adapter -> vga 15 converter)
    >connector for better performance / quality?
    >
    >What would be the best way to get maximum quality out of the monitor?

    There are DVI > VGA converters... dont know about the other way, but
    if so - it wouldn't do anything to help the picture.

    But when it comes to GF2 cards, running anything above 1280x1024 and
    highe tends to blur.... but also, LCDs of 18" and larger (1280x1024)
    should be DVI - it makes a BIG difference!!

    Remember: In the USA - it is illegal to draw or write about Heir Bush in a negative way. The police or SS are called.

    15yr old boy in Washington was disciplined for drawing such images.

    God bless the land of the free. Where you can burn the Constitution... Ashcroft does it every day.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.videocards.ati (More info?)

    If using XP, be sure to visit the MS Cleartype tuner web site to calibrate
    your settings.
    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/tuner/1.htm?fname=%20&fsize=

    Jim
    "Gregory Kleverlaan" <g12345567@nospam.yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    news:c6vkk0$gj8ov$1@ID-170116.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > old Nvidia geforce 2 mx/400 vs new ATI Radeon 9xxx
    >
    > Iam using an old nvidia geforce 2 video card and an Samsung 172N. Analog
    > 15pin connector.
    >
    > At the moment the video/graphics/text quality is poor on the lcd
    > Running at 1280x1024 60hertz to get the best out of it. But its still not
    > very good. I've tried calibrating the monitor and all the usual settings,
    > but its still not the best.
    >
    > I was wondering if I upgrade to a better video card like a 9200pro or 9600
    > SE or similar, would it improve the text/graphics quality of the monitor?
    >
    > Also would it be better to use the DVI (dVI adapter -> vga 15 converter)
    > connector for better performance / quality?
    >
    > What would be the best way to get maximum quality out of the monitor?
    >
    >
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