Hello, I have recently desired a graphics card that will be good for graphic design. I often times have PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator running simultaneously. Anyway, I just purchased a geforce 9800 gtx and a Dell 24" UltraSharp. I wish to have this Dell and another 19" Dell monitor hooked up simultaneously. So, a few questions: What more do I need to know in order to have a proper setup? (very new to personal computer upgrading) Does monitor resolution (or HD capability) determine the capability of the video card? Will dual monitors be a problem for this card? (of course I do not know which problems to worry about) Anything else I should be thinking about? I understand my questions reveal the degree of my own ignorance; I will not get offended at any answer. I greatly appreciate any helpful, honest, straightforward feedback.
Well you bought the wrong card if you're only concerned with graphic design etc.
9800 gtx is a gaming card. It's drivers are optimized for gaming - so it will do whatever it takes to deliver high frame rates in games at the expense of accurate reproduction. In simple terms - it will estimate!
You need a workstation graphics accelerator (card). If you're on a budget, ATI Firepro v3750 or Nvidia Quadro FX 1800 would be more productive than 9800 GTX.
Displayport is digital just like DVI and HDMI. It works a little differently from DVI/HDMI but the end result is the same (visually). I know Apple has Displayport monitors - so they believe in the standard/qaulity.
- You can connect 2 monitors via displayports, you can also purchase Displayport to DVI/HDMI adapters.
- You will have great picture quality. You won't be able to tell the difference between Displayport and DVI. NewHD5XXX ATI cards use 2 DVI and 1 Displayport. You can connect 3 monitors (Eyefinity) with these and the quality is similar.
- With workstation GPU you will get better quality reproduction vs. Gaming GPU
- Works with CS4
For $200 you can get entry level GPU which will make a big difference vs. ANY gaming GPU