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Recommendation 2560 x 1600

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February 3, 2007 4:02:33 PM

I'm looking for a recommendation, I would like to hook up a 30" monitor with 2560 x 1600 resolution, the specs say it "Requires a DVI-D Dual-Link Compatible Graphics Card". The probable PC will have a PCIe x1 and PCIe x16 slot (one possible PC has these in low profile.) Can any of you recommend a vidio card for this purpose? Graphics speed is NOT a primary concern, the unit will be used to monitor a network and image changes are infrequent and slow moving. Clarity, resolution & driver compatibility are of greatest concern. OS will probably be WindowsXP or Vista - SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop would be a bonus. If I can get a 6' - 8' video cable to work with it all the better.

Thanks for your help and recommendations.
May 12, 2007 4:38:33 AM

Some usefull information I found in a Dell page, here is what they recommend for that type of monitor, I had to look because a Doctor asked me for it.

320-4569 Dell NVidia QUADRO FX3450,2DVI/VGA Dell Precision 380/470/670
320-4570 Dell NVidia GEFORCE 7800 GTX XPS 600, Dimension 9150
320-4571 Dell NVidia QUADRO FX 4500,2DVI OR VGA Dell Precision 380/470/670

And here is the web link where I took that from....

http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails...

Good Luck
May 12, 2007 5:20:12 AM

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SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop would be a bonus. If I can get a 6' - 8' video cable to work with it all the better.


Based on your listed needs I'd say get a GF7300GT or a GF7600 series card, the cheapest of either (since they're both GF7600 based card which guarantees dual-link DVI on one output from the chip based TMDS).

The new GF7200 or new GF8300-8400 would also be attractive except that I wouldn't trust their driver stability as much in things like Linux, which is the only reason I'm recommending the GF7300/7600 over an X1550.
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