I'm going to get a new PC and had hoped to use my current Matrox 650 card, but all the good main boards has switched from AGP to PCIe so I'll have to get a new one.
I've been happy with Matrox so far, but recently switched from CRT to LCD screens. I was pleasanly surprised that the P650 card supported dual DVI with res up to 1920*1200 (which is the res of my largest screen).
I'm considering getting a new P650 card, but it's fairly expensive for the (almost nonexistent) 3D performance, and from the picture at the Matrox site it looked like they've added a fan to the PCIe version of the card.
So now I'm wondering. As long as I use dual DVI connections any fairly new card that support this should be good enough? I've read this http://www.tomshardware.com/2004/11/29/the...ion/page15.html
article on THG, so I understand that all cards with DVI-support is not equal. The test is almost 1.5 years old though so I'm interested in any comments on more recent cards.
What I'm looking for is a fanless card able to drive a 20" (1600*1200) and a 24" (1920*1200) both with DVI-connection and of course good image quality. I'd like to be able to profile both, but that's not an absolute requirement. I don't play any 3D-intensive games, but I'd like it to be adwquate for using Vista when Microsoft release it.