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Old 07-19-2005, 11:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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O yeah, the 6200 over the earlier GForces obveously.

And yeah. It should blow away the 9600.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure you would notice the difference having one running vga and one dvi, side by side. It would bother me if there was a difference, You would really have to try it, and depends on how fussy you are. I personally would just buy the dual dvi card. U spent the money on 2 monitors....
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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vaderpro,

Yeah, well these were a HUGE deal. I picked up both for $300 total after rebate. So $150-170 on a video card is a lot. Just trying not to spend that amount of money if its not necessary for graphic editing.
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:11 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ok. Tell me this. Any sharpness/brightness difference between:

GeForce FX 5200 and GeForce 6200? Or simply speed/gaming differences?
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I would venture a guess that they are pretty much about the same. Vendors don't spend a ton of time on 2D stuff anymore.
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Search TF, there are tons of "which video card" threads. Basically, any video card will run dual LCDs just as well as it will dual CRTs or vice versa. Generally ATI is better for dual monitors than Nvidia, but Nvidia has the edge in gaming now, so I would suggest getting an Nvidia card that suits your needs, then getting a utility called "UltraMon", to have your secondary monitor automatically shut off when in a game. This way, you won't have any performance loss.
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Okay. I found a 9600 Saphire for around $75. Also, the GF 5200's can be had for $40...so I am assuming people think the quality will be noticeably better with ATI?

THanks so much. I really appreciate the help.
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