Re: Recomended dual head video card
On Monday 04 October 2004 23:44, Nick Hastings 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) , so I thought I'd go out and get myself a
> nice dual head video card. But which to choose? My budget is fairly
> 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"  might suit me well.
I have a matrox G450 that I picked off eBay for $35 and it works quite
well and the price was right. It's a older card though, so for gaming
I wouldn't really recommend it... although the card works "ok", 3D
stuff is a tad on the slow side. For normal stuff it works great
though, and 2 monitors are very cool.. which I was running under
debian unstable with windowmaker.
I'm sure there is something better out there, but I've never had
a problem with Matrox cards under linux. Hopefully someone
can ring in here about some of the newer cards available.