Recommendation for 2D work


E

ernest

I'm helping my friend to buy a video card for new PC that he intends to
use mainly for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator work. The budget is
around $200. He'll probably want it for dual DVI/VGA, and use of
TV-out. I don't know but if there's such a card that can do all 3 at
the same time (e.g. 2x DVI and TV-out). If not a regular dual with
option changing the 2nd screen to TV-out is good enough. I suppose new
mobo have both AGP and PCIe.

Matrox stuff seems so much more expensive than the regular ATI/Nvidia
not sure if they're worth it. It seems current ATI/Nvidia are all good
for PS/AI work anyway (as I use them too).

Please recommend some chip or card - I haven't been following the video
card stuff for a few years and this is really overwhelming.

Thanks...
Ernest
 
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justin david

I'm helping my friend to buy a video card for new PC that he intends to
use mainly for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator work. The budget is
around $200. He'll probably want it for dual DVI/VGA, and use of
TV-out. I don't know but if there's such a card that can do all 3 at
the same time (e.g. 2x DVI and TV-out). If not a regular dual with
option changing the 2nd screen to TV-out is good enough. I suppose new
mobo have both AGP and PCIe.

Matrox stuff seems so much more expensive than the regular ATI/Nvidia
not sure if they're worth it. It seems current ATI/Nvidia are all good
for PS/AI work anyway (as I use them too).

Please recommend some chip or card - I haven't been following the video
card stuff for a few years and this is really overwhelming.

Thanks...
Ernest

You can get a Matrox P650 for about $150 new and if you go on Ebay,
you'll find lots of Matrox dual DVI cards for cheap. I got a Parhelia
AGP with 256m for $250, so there are bargains out there. I'm sold on
Matrox for 2D but others here think 2D using DVI is basically the same
on all graphics cards.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Matrox-Milleniu...6QQihZ012QQcategoryZ40160QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

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