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Reliable, cheap AGP graphics card for 1680 x 1050 resolution?

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February 25, 2008 3:31:41 AM

I bought a nice new 22" wide-profile LCD monitor, and it's great, but my old GeForce FX 5200 graphics card doesn't support its 1680 x 1050 screen resolution. Can anyone recommend a cheap, reliable AGP graphics card to support this resolution?

Many thanks!
February 25, 2008 12:13:24 PM

2600xt or a 3850. They are both available in AGP now and will do the resolution you want.
February 25, 2008 12:15:38 PM

I dont know if you noticed Basketcase but he said 'cheap' AGP card... the two you just mentioned are rather expensive and top of the line ones.

You'd be best going for a 7 series GeForce card or an ATi HD2400 or higher... one of these won't set you back more than £40
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February 25, 2008 12:25:58 PM

Well, yes, you are right. I guesd it depends on whether they are gaming at that resolution. If they are, they will probably find an ATI 2400 series card a bit lacking. But, yes, a higher end 7xxx series cerd, like a 7600 GT(highly clocked), 7800 or 7900 would be pretty good too. But, many of those cards are getting harder to find and can be fairly spendy. I was just looking at Ebay and 7800 GS (AGP) are going usually for $125 or more.
February 25, 2008 3:51:39 PM

crusoe74 said:
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I dont know if you noticed Basketcase but he said 'cheap' AGP card... the two you just mentioned are rather expensive and top of the line ones.


I don't think the HD2600XT is too expensive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah, I'd say that would be a good deal for an AGP card.
February 25, 2008 4:09:54 PM

If he's gaming yes.

If he just wants to use the internet at 1680x1050, those cards are a waste of $$$. The ATI 2400 or nVidia 7300 would be just fine for what he needs. Hell you could get a PCI video card that will get you that resolution, it just wont game at all.
February 25, 2008 4:27:57 PM

My 6600 GT AGP does that res okay, and it's probably cheap.

Granted starting Wednesday my PC is being replaced with something newer.
February 25, 2008 4:34:00 PM

TBH there realy isnt a good agp card for that resolution. A 3850 will be sweating hardcore at that res on min details. That resolution is pretty much top for a 3870 or an 8800gt512.
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February 25, 2008 5:34:12 PM

sinoslav, Did you try both DVI and analog outputs? Did you try new drivers? Did you try setting the refresh rate to 60 and then seeing if 1680x1050 is an option. I think that the FX5200 should be able to run 1680x1050 res. But maybe it varies by card.
February 25, 2008 6:14:17 PM

jerseygamer said:
TBH there realy isnt a good agp card for that resolution. A 3850 will be sweating hardcore at that res on min details. That resolution is pretty much top for a 3870 or an 8800gt512.


i disagree. i have a 7600GT agp (the DDR2 version too) and i can play all my games at 1680x1050 no problem. i can even manage about ~20fps in crysis on min details at that resolution. so saying that a 3850 will be "sweating hardcore" is not true.
February 26, 2008 2:22:07 AM

pauldh said:
sinoslav, Did you try both DVI and analog outputs? Did you try new drivers? Did you try setting the refresh rate to 60 and then seeing if 1680x1050 is an option. I think that the FX5200 should be able to run 1680x1050 res. But maybe it varies by card.


What a great idea! I never thought about this. It turns out that updated drivers *do* allow the FX5200 to support 1680x1050.

Thanks so much!
February 26, 2008 7:13:55 AM

Enjoy your FX Series!!!!! :D 
May 28, 2008 3:05:27 PM

dude, just get "Powerstrip", it's a sweet free little program that will allow you to set a custom resolution of (whatever x whatever), it will work if your graphics card supports custom resolutions. Try it, it works with my geforce mx420 even though the NVidia drivers/applications don't provide an interface for setting custom resolutions

http://entechtaiwan.net/util/ps.shtm
June 24, 2008 9:52:06 PM

FYI - I have a new monitor that does 1680x1050. My Nvidia GeForce4 MX 440-SE will work in Analog mode and supports the resolution. For casual tasks it works just fine, but if you try to watch HD video in full screen mode then it will choke.

I'm looking to upgrade now. Thanks for all the suggestions.
June 25, 2008 12:25:49 AM

Guys... night of the living dead thread? Did you see the date? February?

Start a new thead and list more system information lowrykun.
June 25, 2008 1:45:29 AM

LOL!
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