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Old 04-20-09, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default Quick question: Should this card support 1920x1080?

Quick question: Should this card support 1920x1080 (through DVI)?

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...FX5200-TD128LF

I read in a really old customer review that it didn't on windows but I wasn't sure if it's different with the new drivers and linux. I realize you can't say for sure because MSI makes the actual card but just give me your best guess so I know if it's worth the $20 to risk it. I really need a nvidia low-profile AGP DVI video card that can do 1920x1080.
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Old 04-21-09, 04:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Quick question: Should this card support 1920x1080?

When I click the link, I get an error saying that the product does not exist. However, I see "FX5200" in the link. I just want to warn you that any pre-GeForce6-series Nvidia card on Linux and any card at all running with a pre-180 series driver will have genuinely horrible 2D performance, especially at that kind of resolution. Optimally, a GeForce 8 series or better is necessary for good 2D performance in Linux on a display that large.
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Old 04-21-09, 06:49 AM   #3
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When I click the link, I get an error saying that the product does not exist. However, I see "FX5200" in the link.
oops, i added a "t" the URL by accident. I fixed it.

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I just want to warn you that any pre-GeForce6-series Nvidia card on Linux and any card at all running with a pre-180 series driver will have genuinely horrible 2D performance, especially at that kind of resolution. Optimally, a GeForce 8 series or better is necessary for good 2D performance in Linux on a display that large.
Unfortunately the motherboard im working with only has AGP. It looks like this will be a better bet: http://www.amazon.com/PNY-VCG62256AE...dp_ob_title_ce It's labeled as an HD card anyway, although I don't know if they only mean 1280x720.
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Old 04-21-09, 10:50 AM   #4
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In my opinion, you should definitely get the 6xx0 card. It will enable you to use the latest drivers, which will dramatically increase your 2D performance.
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will do, thanks for you help!
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Old 04-21-09, 04:44 PM   #6
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Quick question: Should this card support 1920x1080 (through DVI)?

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p...FX5200-TD128LF

I read in a really old customer review that it didn't on windows but I wasn't sure if it's different with the new drivers and linux. I realize you can't say for sure because MSI makes the actual card but just give me your best guess so I know if it's worth the $20 to risk it. I really need a nvidia low-profile AGP DVI video card that can do 1920x1080.
Until recently, I used a Geforce 4 MX 440 with 1920x1200, so I don't think the resolution will be a problem.
You should also consider a new PCI card if your system does not support PCIe, they also support VDPAU.

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