Deos anyone make a 256mb dual monitor video card?

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  1. quzur

    quzur Active Member

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    that has a decent price?

    Also what is a good LCD for gaming(once in a while) for around $500 ?
     
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    what's your budget on the video card please.
     
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    I was looking to spend $200-300. I noticed the new ATI ALL IN WONDER X800 XT 256MB AGP. It looks like it has one digital and one analog output. Will that work in a dual monitor set up? Also, is that a good video card for $400?
     
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    best bang for buck card out there right now is the 6600GT for roughly 200$ It has 2 monitor display, but only 128MB.

    If you're hard-bent on 256MB then you can go with the 6800GT or the x800pro.
     
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    stay away from the x800. it's an overpriced pile of crap. The GeForce 6-series is where it's at.

    Don't be fooled by ram capacity -- that is NOT the deciding factor. 128MB of DDR3 is much better than 256MB of DDR.
     
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    Ractoon Shibumi in progress...

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    If you go 2 LCD's something like this (click me) would work very well.
     
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  8. adam17

    adam17 now im gonna sing the doom song! doom doom doom do

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    bwahahahahahaha u must be high!!!!

    more memory = better (reguardless of speed)
    ati is better at directx 9 (HL2)
    opengl is better at opengl (Doom3)

    take your pick, weigh your options. the x800xt is $100 less than the gf6800... on newegg the x800xt runs ~$450, the 6800 ultra runs ~$540


    oh yeah and the 6800s require 2 seperate power rails from your power supply. a splitter will not do the job...
     
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    wow, you're a dumbass. So you'd rather have 512MB of PC66 than 256MB of DDR400?

    that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard!
     
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    do lcd monitors give true color?
     
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    Most don't have dual DVI out though. If he is looking to use dual flat panels, he really needs that. Most cards have 1 DVI and 1 VGA out.

    If it's one LCD and one CRT, then yea, most any card will fit the bill, and he should choose based on the performance of the card.
     
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    XFX makes a Dual-DVI 6600GT
     
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    Yup. There are a few duel DVI cards, but like I said, if Dual LCDs are his goal, he really should use Dual DVI, and that will significantly narrow his choice of cards.
     

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