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Gn00b
10-24-06, 04:07 PM
I want to get a widescreen LCD for work (strictly 2D, spreadsheets galore). All the monitors that Im interested in are 1680 x 1050 native resolution, and Newegg forewarns "Please verify your graphics card will support this resolution".

I'll need to buy a graphics card (maybe AGP, maybe PCI-E, dunno for sure yet) as well but am having a heck of a time determining which ones do and dont support 1680x1050.

Is there a way to tell which nVidia cards do support 1680x1050 (e.g. by some indication in the card's specifications)(i.e., without actually buying and trying)?

Thanks

Xion X2
10-24-06, 04:09 PM
If I were you, I'd scan newegg.com. I think they list on each videocard what resolutions it supports.

fivefeet8
10-24-06, 04:10 PM
The 7900gt 512 meg I have supports it fine. A 7900gto I got for a friend also does it fine. All Nvidia G7x cards are stated to work with resolutions up to 2048x1536 analog and 2560x1600 digital.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/7_series_techspecs.html

einstein_314
10-24-06, 04:35 PM
I'm pretty sure every card made in the last few years will support it. The nvidia drivers let you input a custom resolution too, so if 1680x1050 doesn't show up by default, you can just add it.

jAkUp
10-24-06, 04:37 PM
All Nvidia cards will support that res.

dsessom
10-24-06, 04:43 PM
I want to get a widescreen LCD for work (strictly 2D, spreadsheets galore). All the monitors that Im interested in are 1680 x 1050 native resolution, and Newegg forewarns "Please verify your graphics card will support this resolution".

I'll need to buy a graphics card (maybe AGP, maybe PCI-E, dunno for sure yet) as well but am having a heck of a time determining which ones do and dont support 1680x1050.

Is there a way to tell which nVidia cards do support 1680x1050 (e.g. by some indication in the card's specifications)(i.e., without actually buying and trying)?

Thanks

Any NVIDIA card since the FX series (GeForce5) will support that resolution.

|JuiceZ|
10-24-06, 04:46 PM
All Nvidia cards will support that res.

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Dazz
10-24-06, 05:33 PM
Technically all video cards in the last 2 years will full support the rez, so long as they support 1600x1200 and higher it will work.

Gn00b
10-24-06, 07:28 PM
Thanks, everyone. Now I can shop with confidence!:D

LBJM
10-24-06, 07:42 PM
All Nvidia cards will support that res.

so does that mean my TNT does ;)

crainger
10-24-06, 07:49 PM
so does that mean my TNT does ;)

Probably would.

dsessom
10-24-06, 08:46 PM
NVIDIA's RIVA TNT processor, the first single-chip 128-bit 3D processor able to process two pixels per clock cycle to provide true single-pass multi-texturing for exceptional 3D realism. Scaleable resolution support of up to 1920x1200

Wow, I didn't even know this til I looked it up just now. Cool...

Blacklash
10-24-06, 11:09 PM
I got 1680x. Works great here with the 7950 GX2.

jAkUp
10-24-06, 11:11 PM
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ViN86
10-24-06, 11:11 PM
All Nvidia cards will support that res.
yep. my bro has a 1680x1050 monitor and his 6800GT's (SLi) run it just fine. also, nvidia's drivers allow you to add custom resolutions and refresh rates, so any of their cards can support it. ;)

jAkUp
10-24-06, 11:14 PM
Yea well the only exception is higher resolutions, like 2560x1600 where you NEED a dual link DVI port in order to display that resolution, but 1680x1050 is fairly conservative.