need video card that runs 1680 x 1050

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  1. 7960

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    got a new 22" LCD and that's the resolution........ the monitor was free so I'm not returning it and getting something else

    recommendations?




    TIA.
     
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    Shouldn't just about any modern video card handle that with the latest drivers? A customer bought a couple of Dell 24" wide screens and I got a new card at Newegg for like $130 that ran both of them at their native resolution. So a single 1680x1050 shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    Any decent video card made in the last year should run that resolution no problem. If you have PCI-E my recommendation is the newly released Ati X1950 Pro or if you are still running with an AGP bus go with an Nvidia 6800 or 7800 series.
     
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    the video card I have is over 3 years old. Since I have to buy one I'm looking for suggestions. I don't game, but I want to be 100% sure it'll support that resolution.

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    There was a thread yesterday in the main forum from someone who got a couple of Viewsonic wide LCDs at Costco. You might search it and PM him about his video card.
     
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    just about anything thats newish will work. I have a 26" LCD tv dell that i use as a monitor and my nvidia software auto detected my screen size and gave me resoulution options...
     
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    what card, please?
     
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    The maximum resolution is determined by the capabilities of the video card. The ACTUAL resolution is determined by installing the correct monitor driver.

    The standard resolution that's near the one your screen uses is 1600x1200, which equals 1,920,000 pixels total. Your 1680x1050 screen has 1,764,000 pixels. That means that any video card capable of outputting a 1600x1200 picture will have enough resources at its disposal to draw a picture to fit your screen, so long as you can provide it with the driver for your screen.
     
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    any modern card should do.

    i have a 2007wfp and even the integrated gfx chipset of the dell it's hooked up to runs at 1680x1050
     

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