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.
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.