Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests to win things like this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

PC video card that does 1680x1050 (for 20" Cinema display)?


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
4 replies to this topic

#1 of 5 Mike Wegimont

Mike Wegimont

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 132 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 26 1999

Posted November 19 2003 - 06:29 AM

I'm looking to hook up a 20" Apple Cinema Display to my XP desktop at the monitors native resolution of 1680x1050. I know I need the DVI-ADC apapter but I can't seem to find a card that can do the widescreen resolution.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Mike
"It's good to be da king!"

#2 of 5 Vince Maskeeper

Vince Maskeeper

    Lead Actor

  • 6,504 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 18 1999

Posted November 19 2003 - 07:06 AM

Most newer ATI cards should support this res- you just need an application like Powerstrip to create it.

-Vince
Need an introduction to home theater? Check out our FAQ and Primer!!

#3 of 5 Jonny K

Jonny K

    Second Unit

  • 375 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 18 2002

Posted November 20 2003 - 03:50 AM

The resolution is pretty much limited just by the card's avaliable memory (from what I understand). Most (if not all) modern cards should do high resolutions fine. One thing I do find though is that Windows doesn't usually allow very high resolutions. In Windows I'm limited to 1600x1200, while in Linux I can REALLY crank it up nicely. Posted Image


Jonny K.

#4 of 5 Vince Maskeeper

Vince Maskeeper

    Lead Actor

  • 6,504 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 18 1999

Posted November 20 2003 - 03:57 AM

In Windows I'm limited to 1600x1200, while in Linux I can REALLY crank it up nicely.


Well, it's just what resoltuions are being displayed to you. Using an app like powerstrip allows you to define custom timings, up to whatever your card will accept.

-Vince
Need an introduction to home theater? Check out our FAQ and Primer!!

#5 of 5 Jonny K

Jonny K

    Second Unit

  • 375 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 18 2002

Posted November 20 2003 - 10:27 AM

It's a shame it's not built into windows though. That would be nice.


Jonny K.