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Old 4th November, 2004, 02:29 AM
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Workstation Video card choice

I am setting up a workstation for a buisness. They do graphic signs and lettering as well as business cards and so on. The machine I am setting up needs a better vid card. I am torn over what to buy. She uses programs such as photoshop, correl and such. I have been looking at some Matrox G400 32 meg cards and a couple of Quatro 2 MXR cards. I even found a nice GF4 MX 440. All of these cards cost about the same on Ebay but I am not sure which one will give the best bang for the buck in the needed application. From what I have read the Matrox card has the best image quality as well as some nice 2D speed. Again I don't think there will be any 3D apps run on this thing.

Now that I have run off at the mouth long enough I would appreciate any input......

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Old 4th November, 2004, 02:41 AM
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Matrox are the king of 2D, they give the best image quality and performance. ATI is a better choice than nvidia for 2D as well, a radeon 9200 would be good for just 2D work.
The matrox card should be good enough though, it can easily handle 1600x1200x32bit and at this res you will really see the differance over the ati and nvidia cards
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Old 4th November, 2004, 04:07 AM
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That is pretty much where I was leaning. I figured with the image quality and the 32 meg on the card this would do fine. I am upgrading from a SIS 8 meg card...
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yeah 32 meg will do any res you throw at it even in dual head mode
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How much ya looking to spend? Here is a link of video cards listed by price. Looks like the range that you are looking at is between the $31-$41 mark.
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