Graphics card for PSCS3.

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Feb 18, 2008
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I am considering replacing a Nvidia card for a graphics card with twin monitor capability. It seems to me that most cards which I have looked at are designed with gamers in mind
speed being upper most in the minds of the developers.
Anyone here using twin monitor graphics card got any
guidelines I should consider.

Mick.

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akphotog
Feb 18, 2008
Just make sure you get one that will slide in correctly…I did not realize how many different footprints there were for the card….

"Mick" wrote in message
I am considering replacing a Nvidia card for a graphics card with twin monitor capability. It seems to me that most cards which I have looked at are designed with gamers in mind
speed being upper most in the minds of the developers.
Anyone here using twin monitor graphics card got any
guidelines I should consider.

Mick.
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mesa
Feb 18, 2008
Mick wrote:

I am considering replacing a Nvidia card for a graphics card with twin monitor capability. It seems to me that most cards which I have looked at are designed with gamers in mind
speed being upper most in the minds of the developers.
Anyone here using twin monitor graphics card got any
guidelines I should consider.

Mick.

I use a Nvidia 256Mb 8600 chip set. GV-NX86T256H You don’t actually need all the Mb which are on offer as your only making 2D images unlike gamers who play in 3D. This card has 2 digital outputs.

There are higher specs of more memory faster DDR3 etc

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Default.aspx

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Products_Overview.as px?ProductID=2604

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Products_Overview.as px?ProductID=2577

I do go with silent pipe cooling (dislike fans)

BTW They have released a newer chipset 8800.

I prefer Nvidia chipsets as the most compatible with monitors.

These are PCIe cards I use – there are VGA cards which do have the same specs.
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mesa
Feb 19, 2008
robert_b wrote:

Just make sure you get one that will slide in correctly…I did not realize how many different footprints there were for the card….

Of course you would.

Why how many are there? Two types right! PCIe and AGP, AGP has now finished on new motherboards.

AGP were universal voltage wise, PCIe are the new standard.

Don’t mention older type PC’s as they will not run current programs.

"Mick" wrote in message

I am considering replacing a Nvidia card for a graphics card with twin monitor capability. It seems to me that most cards which I have looked at are designed with gamers in mind
speed being upper most in the minds of the developers.
Anyone here using twin monitor graphics card got any
guidelines I should consider.

Mick.

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dvus
Feb 19, 2008
Rob. wrote:
robert_b wrote:

Just make sure you get one that will slide in correctly…I did not realize how many different footprints there were for the card….

Of course you would.

Why how many are there? Two types right! PCIe and AGP, AGP has now finished on new motherboards.

Yes, but there are widely different physical "footprints" for PCIe cards that might impact your decision. Some are longer than others and might prove difficult to install in some chassis and some take up two slot positions to accomodate the cooling scheme on the card.


dvus
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mesa
Feb 20, 2008
dvus wrote:
Rob. wrote:

robert_b wrote:

Just make sure you get one that will slide in correctly…I did not realize how many different footprints there were for the card….

Of course you would.

Why how many are there? Two types right! PCIe and AGP, AGP has now finished on new motherboards.

Yes, but there are widely different physical "footprints" for PCIe cards that might impact your decision. Some are longer than others and might prove difficult to install in some chassis and some take up two slot positions to accomodate the cooling scheme on the card.

The physical slot is to PCIe standard.

Its not a gamers card thats needed also if there is not the room in the case its too small for cooling anyway.
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dvus
Feb 20, 2008
Rob. wrote:
dvus wrote:
Rob. wrote:
robert_b wrote:

Just make sure you get one that will slide in correctly…I did not realize how many different footprints there were for the card….

Of course you would.

Why how many are there? Two types right! PCIe and AGP, AGP has now finished on new motherboards.

Yes, but there are widely different physical "footprints" for PCIe cards that might impact your decision. Some are longer than others and might prove difficult to install in some chassis and some take up two slot positions to accomodate the cooling scheme on the card.

The physical slot is to PCIe standard.

Sure, but that’s not relevant

Its not a gamers card thats needed also if there is not the room in the case its too small for cooling anyway.

No, no one said a gamer’s card is needed, just that the available PCIe cards vary greatly in physical size and that some might not fit well with the OP’s present setup. And, FWIW, smaller cases can be cooled quite effectively.


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Mick
Feb 20, 2008
Thanks for your contributions folks.

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