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looking for cards with dual dvi outputs only

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January 17, 2006 8:40:26 PM

My box is agp only, so i'm curious if anyone has run across, or has, a list of agp cards with dual dvi outputs. Or if any exist for agp. The card i have now has one dvi and one vga. I picked up a set of the Dell ultra sharps and would like to use an all digital signal, if possible.

thx

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January 17, 2006 8:51:27 PM

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GeForce 6800GS has dual DVI, and is a good card.


he said AGP not PCI e.
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2006 9:22:27 PM

There are many out there, from ATi, Matrox and nV.

The question is what are you doing with it and how much do you plan on spending on it?

Also do you want dual-link DVI or you don't care?
January 17, 2006 11:13:12 PM

after diggin around I'm leaning towards this one http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

It had 256mb and i haven't found the GT or GS with 256.

I don't need anything fancy for gaming. Just something solid with good overall performance for graphics, video editing, some 3D adn whatnot.

BTW, what exactly is dual link DVI?
January 17, 2006 11:20:59 PM

Dual link is for really high end monitors that require two dvi inputs. Most of the time these are large screens.
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2006 2:15:37 AM

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after diggin around I'm leaning towards this one http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

It had 256mb and i haven't found the GT or GS with 256.


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1747726&CatId=0

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I don't need anything fancy for gaming. Just something solid with good overall performance for graphics, video editing, some 3D adn whatnot.


Well then the GF6600 will be good enough, and you can get it for about half the price of the GS. The GF6800GS will be better at mainly gaming, for most other things the GF6600GT will be good enough. If yuou're interested in video, you may wish to wait for the X1600 series to come out in AGP next month, especially since they ship with dual dual-link DVI connections, speaking of which...

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BTW, what exactly is dual link DVI?


Dual link has more output bandwidth for higher resolution, higher refresh rate, and higher quality signal to the LCD panel. For some insight check out THG's DVI review;
http://www.tomshardware.com/2004/11/29/the_tft_connection/index.html

If your Dell's are 20 inch you're fine, if they are 24" then you will need dual link to push those panels at 60hz (otherwise 52hz), especially with the variable quality of single-link TMDSs. The only AGP cards currently with 2 dual-link DVI are either Expensive high-end FireGLs and Quadros, rare GF6800DDL or the Radeon 9600Pc&Mac edition.

So if you have two 24" panels and want to use DVI I would suggest waitinf a few weeks for the X1600 to hit AGP. Either that or split the inputs and then get 2 separate dual-link cards.
January 18, 2006 1:34:39 PM

Thanks for the info Grape Ape :D  Btw, Loved that cartoon as a kid. That and Magilla Gorilla.

The Dell's are 19".

Anyway, I think i'll go with the 6600 256 as i don't want to sink too much into this box because i'll probably build a new one in a year. I just need something to hold me over until then.
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2006 4:18:12 PM

For 19" that card would be perfect. Enjoy!

Always glad to see others who've seent he cartoon.

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