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yet another "what card should i get" question

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December 19, 2001 8:46:52 PM

ok, im gettin a athelon xp 1700 system soon and i need a new vid card. the most important thing that i want is tv out(really good resolution). Right now i have a really old ati card and its resolution on my monitor is locked at 640X480 when the tv is hooked up(huge pain). I do play a few games but incredible preformance is not a huge deal. also, cheap and i will overclock a bit.

what should i get?

and thanks

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December 20, 2001 1:05:15 AM

i think a good card for video out with correct performances (not for hardcore gamers) & cheaper is an ATI Radeon VIVO 64Mb for about 160$

but it's depend of your budget, if it's under, this is another history

you have also Asus which make good gc video out card like Asus 7700 deluxe but with a little bit less quality for video but with a little bit more performances

note: it's not athelon XP but Athlon XP

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ok, buy nothing.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by labdog on 12/20/01 04:10 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
December 20, 2001 1:37:25 AM

details details.... atelon Athlon

what about addon cards, are those superior or not worth the money?

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December 20, 2001 11:42:24 AM

tell me your gc budget to precis your need

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December 20, 2001 2:58:23 PM

What do you mean by "addon cards"?

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December 21, 2001 12:05:53 AM

im not sure of my buget, probibly 200 - 250 canadian

and by addon card i mean like an adaptor card like from ati that would convert vga to rca thingy

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December 21, 2001 1:31:57 AM

Well Asus's V7100PRO has TV out up to 1024x768. Thats higher than any TV out youll get with standard TV out that other brands give. Its a geforce2mx400 based card and it sells for about $103 w/ shipping from I don't know if all of Asus's cards can put out that kind of TV out res but i know that one can. So you might check some of their other geforce2/3 cards if performance is an issue.
December 21, 2001 1:36:31 AM

Well if it's $200-250 CAD, then the ATI Radeon 8500DV is out of your price range.

In general ATI has better TV-out than nVidia. nVidia also has a little "bug" that you can have tv-out or monitor-out, but not both at the same time.

A Radeon with Hydra vision is what you're looking for. You might be able to afford an <A HREF="http://""" target="_new">ATI Radeon 7500</A>, which is about as good as a high-end GF2. If you also want to do video-in then you would be better off with an <A HREF="http://""" target="_new">ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 32</A>, but it's 3d performance is more like a low end GF2.

As for an add on card, most of these are VIVO (video in and video out). They can all be used simultaniously with TV and monitor. I haven't looked into these much though, and so will offer no opinion.

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