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Question about resolutions

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
April 18, 2007 7:52:35 AM

I'm upgrading from my crappy old 17" CRT monitor, but I have an old AGP Geforce 6600 (non-GT). Will it be able to do the 1440x900 or 1680x1050 resolutions that 19" and 20" LCD's use?

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April 18, 2007 7:40:32 PM

depends on the games and settings. for alot of stuff, i would suggest no but for alot of games using medium settings and no AA should get you good results.

i amy be wrong though but the 6600 sin't that new and those res's, espcially the 16 x 10 can take alot of power.

still, it all depends on your expectations.
April 18, 2007 10:56:11 PM

Well, I was just wondering if it was even possible for Windows, not really gaming. I wouldn't want to spend $200 or more on a new monitor and not be able to use it at all.
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April 19, 2007 5:01:15 AM

You'll be fine pushing both 1440x900 and 1680x1050 with your 6600.

I've seen the Intel GMA adapters do 1680x1050 on crappy low end systems.
April 19, 2007 6:14:56 AM

oh that will be fine for windows and anything else apart from gaming with eye candy.
April 19, 2007 12:44:12 PM

I have found from experience that VGA cards deteriorate quickly - after about 2 or 3 years. Old VGA cards (and laptop VGAs - even new ones) don't give good text with my EIZO S2100 LCD 21" display. That's even though they put out the exact 1600x1200 that my display needs.

good luck

April 19, 2007 1:27:16 PM

Thanks guys, I'll go ahead and order the 20" LCD I had my eye on.
April 19, 2007 2:10:16 PM

So Which one are you looking at?

Let us know what happens.

Screens are my favorite subject...

April 19, 2007 3:05:24 PM

Make sure your display card outputs 1680x1050 . If not, You will have to buy a new one - if you want sharp text. But that's not so expensive.

That model is one of the new ones - uncharted waters. No user reviews. Write us a review when you get it. :- )

g luck