Honestly I do not track video cards as much as I do monitors. I know what you are talking about I have heard of this and other problems relating to incompatibilities between video cards and monitors.
In all cased it relates back the DVI interface.
There are approximately 4 versions of DVI and multiple revisions within these versions. Some of these versions are not downward compatible. I have noticed that some manufacturers are now publishing lists compatibility lists. Best advice is buyer beware. Today's version of DVI is rather limited. DVI driver chips have a maximum 1600 x 1200 at 60Hz resolution and refresh rate capability. Keep this in mind if you plan on upgrading. If you plan on upgrading your video card when the next generation DVI driver chips come out, there is no guarantee that the receiver chip in the monitor will be compatible. For all its faults, this is the major benefit of the VGA (Analog) standard, it will always be upward and downward compatible.
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