2D Video Card?

Hi guys,

Does anyone know what the best video card is for 2D work?
I always see all these reviews for 3D, but I’m more concerned with a card that runs well dealing with huge, several hundred MB images in Photoshop and large video projects. I run my monitor (21.3” LCD) at 1600x1200 and my FX 5200 seems to be sluggish at this resolution.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Chris
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  1. Get a MATROX card. The very best for 2D.

    Matrox has built in hardware advanatages for 2D, and is spoecificlly meant for that.

    The P650 should do you fine. I would avoid the G450 and 550 as they have slower RAMDACs and aren't as good with high Resolutions. The P750 may be a little bit of overkill but gives you a little more power, and the same goes for the Parhelia, even more power. However the P650 is fairly reasonable at around $150US. You will not get a Truer 2D image from either ATI or nVidia.

    <A HREF="http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/comp_chart/gseries_pseries_parhelia.cfm" target="_new">Here's the Comaprison chart</A>

    <A HREF="http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/mill_pseries/p650.cfm" target="_new">And the P650's Main Page</A>

    Well that's my two frames worth.


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  2. Quote:
    Does anyone know what the best video card is for 2D work?

    <b>::yawn::</b>


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  3. :tongue:


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  4. Thank you, I’ve been looking into those cards, but I haven’t heard from Matrox since the late 90s!
    I wasn’t sure if they were as good as they used to be.
  5. People do still like Matrox I guess.....
    <A HREF="http://downloads.garyandnicole.net/Parhelia Modded.jpg" target="_new">http://downloads.garyandnicole.net/Parhelia Modded.jpg</A>


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  6. Awesome! :cool:


    - You need a licence to buy a gun, but they'll sell anyone a stamp <i>(or internet account)</i> ! - <font color=green>RED </font color=green> <font color=red> GREEN</font color=red> GA to SK :evil:
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