New Flat Panel, do i need a new video Card?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Brandon, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Brandon

    Brandon Guest

    I just recently purchased a planar 190M 19 inch flat panel monitor.
    It is connected ( analog)at the moment to a 32MB ATI Radeon VE video card.
    My questions are these...
    Will hooking up the DVI cable as well improve the quality of the display?
    Will changing the video card to something more powerful improve the quality?
    I am not overly impressed so far with the quality I am getting.
    I have optimized everything in the current set-up as well as I could(smooth
    screen fonts etc) so I am wondering what else I could do.
    Brandon, Sep 21, 2003
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  2. Brandon

    zalzon Guest

    whazza point of getting a state of the art 19 inch flat panel and
    connecting it to a piece o junk. its like getting a ferrari and
    sticking on bicycle wheels.

    Get yo ass to a store and purchase at the very least an ATI Radeon
    9200SE (DVI) 128mb. If you are more upscale & shit, go for higher
    model Radeons.

    Another good bet is the GeForce4 MX440-8X TD. If you are more
    upscale, an FX 5200 or even a Ti 4200.

    What are you waiting for? Hit the road screeching now!!!!!!
    zalzon, Sep 21, 2003
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  3. Flat panel monitors do look better if driven by its DVI input.

    Also, Flat panel monitors each have their own 'native' resolution at which,
    they look their best.

    Typically for 17" flat panel monitors, the native resolution is 1024x758
    for 19" flat panel monitors, it's usually 1280x1024
    for 20" flat panel monitors, it's usually 1600x1200

    Hook that monitor up via DVI and set it to 1280x1024 with probably a 60Hz
    refresh rate and see for yourself.
    Timothy Drouillard, Sep 21, 2003
  4. Brandon

    Brandon Guest

    See. thats what im looking for, none of the pansy patronizing dont make they
    guy feel bad crap !
    I am outa here, off to research the best card for this thing.( thanks for
    the suggestions)

    Brandon, Sep 21, 2003
  5. Brandon

    Ric Guest

    ....and a radeon 9200 is going to improve 2D video quality how, exactly?
    it's like getting a Bentley and putting neon lights underneath it.

    in response to original poster, a DVI cable will give a *marginal* increase
    in clarity. if you're not bothered about 3d speed, your card is perfectly
    adequate though.

    Ric, Oct 1, 2003
  6. Brandon

    John Guest

    John, Oct 1, 2003
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