Dual DVI out + AGP?


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PromextheusXex

Is there a card that ATI produces with dual DVI ports and is AGP? I want
independent outs, one to which I can go 1776x1000 to my Sony 50" HDTV for
playing games. I currently have a 8500 AIW and a barrowed Radeon 9200
series (sucky for the higher resolutions).

Was interested in the X850XT (got for Xmas gift) but am returning it as it
is DVI (primary) and VGA (secondary).

- P.Xex
 
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Benjamin Gawert

PromextheusXex said:
Is there a card that ATI produces with dual DVI ports and is AGP? I want
independent outs, one to which I can go 1776x1000 to my Sony 50" HDTV for
playing games. I currently have a 8500 AIW and a barrowed Radeon 9200
series (sucky for the higher resolutions).

The better FireGL models do have 2x DVI (i.e. the X1-256p/X2/X3)...

Benjamin
 
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Benjamin Gawert

Promextheus Xex schrieb:

[fixed top posting]
Are these the lastest cards... or are they getting old now?

Well, the current FireGL cards are the V-series which are PCIe only and
are based on the X-series GPUs. The older FireGL X-series are based on
ATIs AGP GPUs (X1 is a Radeon 9700Pro, X2 is a Radeon 9800Pro, X3 is a
X800PRO)...

The FireGL cards are much cheaper than comparable Nvidia Quadro cards,
and compared with the Radeon-based consumer cards the FireGL have much
better OpenGL drivers...

Benjamin
 
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Promextheus Xex

Holy crapola, you know how much this card is... $1100 Canadian! I'll have
to sell one of my kids for medical experiments or trick out my sweet ass to
come up with the money.

I must be able to successfully use the X850XT for what I want. Can I
successfully switch the primary/secondary so the DVI is used on my TV? I
suppose I could call ATI, but the people on this newsgroup probably tinker
and know more than the ATI guys.

Any suggestion would be great. I'm using Ultramon as my desktop manager to
help aid my games to play on my TV (as some of them don't allow you to set
which card to play on). I'm ready to return the card but will try
everything to avoid it. I purchased it at Futureshop on a very good
special. ($350CDN with $50 mail in rebate.)

- Prometheus
 
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First of One

Is there a reason (e.g. small case, all PCI slots full) you cannot use a
second, PCI card to get the additional DVI port?

The X850XT can be left in place to drive the Sony 50".
 
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Promextheus Xex

Well, got it all figured out. Managed to use the TV as the primary (DVI
port) and my LCD desktop monitor as the seconday. Since I switched both
primary and secondary as well as getting the taskbar to appear on my desktop
(which is technically the seconday monitor) all is well. I'm using Ultramon
to switch the two when the game I want to play on the TV starts. It will
switch everything back when game is done. So now I can play Ski Racing 2006
at a full 1776x1000 with all its graphics settings set at max. :)
I will post a question about Need For Speed Most Wanted. Thanks for all the
suggestions... it looks like I can keep the card after all.

P.Xex
 

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