View Full Version : 1680x1050 on DVI port on EVGA 6800GS AGP - possible?

04-07-06, 01:34 PM
I just got an EVGA 6800GS AGP card, and I love it!

I would like to switch my monitor from the 19" CRT I have now to either a 1600x1200 20.1" LCD or a 1680x1050 20" LCD. I know that I can drive the 1600x1200 from the Single Link DVI port on the video card, but it's unclear whether it will support 1680x1050. Has anyone had any experience with this combination?

By the way, I spend most of my time in Linux, so it needs to be supported both in Linux and in Windows.


04-07-06, 01:39 PM
It doesn't officially support it, but sometimes you can get it to work by forcing the resolution.

04-07-06, 01:53 PM
Thanks - I figured it would be something like that.

04-07-06, 04:34 PM
You can force custom resolutions.

04-07-06, 09:59 PM
eh? 1680x1050 is now an old resolution, why wouldnt the new 6800gs support it? The 7800gs does.

04-09-06, 01:38 AM
It should my 6800GT supports it out of the box.

04-09-06, 01:41 AM
My dad got his evga 6200 to work with a Dell 2405FPW at 1920x1200 with no problems. Hes using the latest Linux drivers.

04-09-06, 05:16 PM
My old 6800GT runs my Dell 20.1" widescreen just fine at 1680x1050. All I did was install the dell inf that came with the monitor.


04-20-06, 11:22 PM
have the 6800GS card too, only PCI-E. I have a Dell 2405FPW LCD w/ native resolution at 1680x1050. And when I added the resolution to the nvidia driver settings, the text is blurry (as if I need glasses). I've usded the latest NVidia driver-set & I'm now trying the beta version (Forceware 84.25).

I have another computer w/ an ATI AGP 9600Pro -- and this computer/graphics card natively supports the 1680x1050 resolution. Additionally, the display looks noticably better when hooked up to this computer (2405FPW LCD monitor @ 1680x1050).

Am using the analog output on both cards. One would think NVidia would support this 1680x1050 resolution (natively).

any thoughts as to how to make the 1680x1050 display sharper using the 6800GS (256mb memory, EVGA)?

04-21-06, 02:20 AM
Use the DVI conector.


04-21-06, 07:51 PM
thanks - will try that. I currently have an omniview switch box (3 computers, one KB/Mouse/Monitor) that can switch between. do you know if anyone makes something like this w/ DVI inputs/outputs, rather than VGA?


04-21-06, 09:16 PM
theres a ton if you search google.. not cheap though.