Re: The fats
1280x1024 resolution has a marginal effect on display properties. It has no reason to be discussed. I have owned 3DFX video card, MSI Video Card. And now own an Nvidia video card. Have done hours and hours of CAD and Graphic Art imaging without one issue of dimensional resolutions problems being reported by any International, Government Agencies nor Private Sector.
But thats just my opinion. Basically nVidia puts out a very nice video card as well as all other companies. Now if I needed to I could step up and purchase a 3D Labs Oxygen Card, but since they are very pricey and nVidia has surficed I haven't justified the need.