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Re: Recomended dual head video card

On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 14:44:49 +0900, Nick Hastings <hastings@bmail.kek.jp> wrote:
> Hi all,
>    for reasons I won't bother going into I'm about turn a server
> machine into a workstation (and perhaps occasional game machine).
> There are two nice 1280x1024 17 inch digital LCD displays available
> (Mitsubishi RTD179S) [1], so I thought I'd go out and get myself a nice
> dual head video card. But which to choose? My budget is fairly generous.
> My machines motherboard has and AGP slot so I thought an AGP card would
> be best.
> I've had a bit of a look at the ATI web site and it seems that the
> "FireGL Z1-128" [2] might suit me well.
> I briefly looked into nvidia cards, but seem to remember there may be
> some issues with drivers for 2.6 kernels.
> I saw the nvidia vs ati thread a few days ago, but there seemed to be
> little in the way of conclusions or specific reports of experiences
> with cards. Anyone have anything to add?
> Any insights would be much appreciated. This is the first time that I've
> ever had to choose a video card.
> Please note that I'm not scared of compiling kernels or running bleeding
> edge software: I've been using 2.6 since the "pre" days and Debian
> unstable for about 4 years.

Matrox cards are quite good for dual displays, although the price
comes at a premium too.

Paolo Alexis Falcone

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