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What supports 1680x1050 in DVI?

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March 2, 2008 4:25:36 AM

What AGP cards are guaranteed to support 1680x1050 in DVI?

My system: Pent.4 2.4 GHz, 2.5Gb DDR RAM, AGP 8X, 350w max power sply., Windows XP Pro SP2

It's mostly for office applications, with some gaming and movies, so I don't need anything too fancy.
I would appreciate any assistance. Thanks.

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March 2, 2008 7:20:41 PM

basically any dx 8-10 card will do
March 2, 2008 9:21:35 PM

Anything with DVI. My old fx5200 supported 2560x1600 and that was a terrible card. Pretty much any card on the market would do, although if you intend to do some gaming i'd recommend either a 7600GT or HD2600XT.
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March 2, 2008 11:02:58 PM

I thought most cards would work, too, but some cards seem to have trouble supporting that res. (1680x1050). Nvidia has a chart that lists newer cards with that res. in DVI, but none below the 6800Ultra. Can that be right, or are they just peddling their wares?

I have been gifted a Radeon 9200. I've heard that the 6200 and 6600 will do the job, too. Any thoughts?
March 2, 2008 11:13:28 PM

They'd not release monitors with that resolution if most cards didnt support it.
March 3, 2008 1:16:38 AM

i used to run a 1680 x 1050 monitor on integrated graphics w/ a vga cable
March 3, 2008 2:58:39 AM

why again are you getting an agp card? I personally would tuck away whatever money you might be about to waste and add some to it to do a new build with a pci-e card... possibly sell the old build?
March 3, 2008 3:44:01 AM

Why am I going with AGP? My onboard graphics doesn't support my new monitor's resolution (1680x1050) in VGA and doesn't have a DVI port, so I need a graphics card. My board doesn't have a PCI-E port, so I have to run either PCI or AGP, with AGP being the better option of the two. I am not a gaming enthusiast, so an entry-level card will suffice, provided it will support my needed res. in DVI.

I suppose I could scrap the old build for a newer board, but economically, it is better for me to spend $50-80 on a lower-ended video card than to spend $200-300 on a new board, $70 on a power supply, and $150 on a good video card. My system is only a couple years old and I can't justify scrapping it just yet anyway. An AGP card should do what I need it to do; get me through the next few years.

I've read that the 6200 and 6600 should support my need res. Anyone know for sure?
Are there ATI cards that will work?
March 3, 2008 9:15:24 PM

smb71401 said:
My system is only a couple years old and I can't justify scrapping it just yet anyway. An AGP card should do what I need it to do; get me through the next few years.

I've read that the 6200 and 6600 should support my need res. Anyone know for sure?
Are there ATI cards that will work?

A 6200 would be fine. You can get the 1680 x 1050 resolution you want with that card. What is limited is gaming and graphics. Resolution is not an issue with the card. You'll need a monitor capable of the resolution, of course.
March 3, 2008 9:58:55 PM

smb71401 said:
Why am I going with AGP? My onboard graphics doesn't support my new monitor's resolution (1680x1050) in VGA

Could be the problem of you onboard graphics driver. Try to update the driver from the chipest manufacturer.
Any card with at least 8MB video memory should be able to physicially support 1680x1050 (2D) through DB15 VGA without problem.
The key issue is whether the driver includes the support of the specific resolution. There is some way to create a customized resolution for the video card.

What is you motherboard and onboard graphics chip
March 3, 2008 10:42:17 PM

doubletake33 said:
at that res plus you wanna do some kind of gaming too? i would say a 7600gs. you can get one at newegg for about $100 bones.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

plus it comes with a $20 mail-in rebate!


i went that same route. although i did get the GT version (basically the same but with twice the video memory) and it supports my 20" monitor through DVI-D at 1680x1050 no problems. i can even do some gaming with it. (CSS, TF2 and the like. even crysis with everything on low and at about 20fps :D )
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