Need video card for 1440x900 recommendations
Posted on 2006-06-23
I just bought a lovely Viewsonic VA1912wb LCD screen. It is extra wide with a native resolution of
1440 x 900
Neither of my current graphics adapters supports this exact resolution, and I have found that when using other resolutions, the viewing experience is, well, less than stellar. So I'll be purchasing a new video adapter, but I've found that a lot of the time, the specs shown when shopping do not display all resolutions supported (for instance it will says "Max 1600x1280" or such like). I need assurrances that the exact native resolution (1440x900) will be supported.
Also, this is one of a dual monitor setup. I already have a trustworthy adapter for one of the monitors and it is in the AGP slot (it does not support 1440x900) so I need recommendations on brand names and model numbers of a video adapter that...
...is a PCI card (not AGP)
...supports (exactly) 1440 x 900 resolution (among others of course)
I do some on-line gaming, including first-person shooters, but I don't need a high-performance, high-end card since my other adapter is already capable enough for that.
I'll also appreciate comments from anybody who has had experience with a wide-screen LCD.