My main system currently has a GTS Pro in the AGP slot. I would like to play around with dual-head in Win98 without buying a new card - but the only PCI GFX card I have going spare is an ancient (gasp) S3 ViRGE 2MB (gag). I'll keep anything 3D on the main screen, and use the second screen as a windows desktop extension.
I just wondered, in this config, whether there would be a big performance drag on the main card if this card is in the system too? I know MX's, Voodoos, TNT's etc can be bought cheaply for this sort of thing, but I'd rather not spend any money at the moment.
~ I'm not AMD biased, I just think their chips are better. ~
More about :dual head speed penalty
April 8, 2001 1:21:01 AM
Not as far as I know....
Just keep the resolution/colour depth within the cards capabilities and it should be fine.
Just don't expect to run any 3d accelerated programs on the second screen.