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Old 03-22-2009, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GeForce 8600 GT

hey everyone I have a GeForce 8600 GT in my dell m1530. I was wondering, how well it would be able to keep up on a 22" with 1920 x 1080 resolution just running Vista, not playing any intensive 3D gaming. I am in the market for an external monitor and was also wondering if my Dell mini 9 with an Intel GMA 950 would even be able to display a native resolution of 1920 x 1080...

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Any modern video card will be able to handle the desktop fine. The cards themselves have very high max resolutions with dvi-d connectors. The resolution limit is almost always the monitor.

As for the GMA 950 wiki has this to say;

and is able to display a resolution up to 2048x1536 at 75 Hz and up to 224MB of video memory.
So yes it should be able to run a high def monitor, that's assuming your laptop has a DVI connector. A single link connector is capable of 1920x1200 which is already higher than HD, so if you have a DVI port you are good to go.

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