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Old 10-11-2001, 01:32 PM
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Question Video Cards

I am getting a new computer in several weeks. P4, 1.5 GHz and all the other goodies.

The computer comes with a Asus V7700 32mb GeForce2 AGP video card. My present computer has a Matrox Millennium G200 AGP video card. Does any one know if Asus is as good a Matrox?

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Old 10-11-2001, 01:56 PM
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S,

I have a G400 Matrox card which I consider obsolete so I would think the Asus should improve on you G200. I don't think you'll be unhappy, video card development is driven by the 'games' market when used for Photoshop work they've got a fairly easy ride.

I wouldn't be surprised if both Asus and Matrox cards fell out of the same factory !
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Old 10-11-2001, 08:59 PM
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for responding so quickly. Your information has helped me.

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Old 05-27-2002, 10:42 PM
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Speaking of Matrox...
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Old 05-27-2002, 10:47 PM
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I've searched the forums and this is the closest thread to my current decision-making-process, so I thought I'd "bump" it...

In addition to my mainboard and scanner dying on me, the video card in my husband's computer has gone bad as well. (When it rains it pours - at least it's not his monitor!!) He has graciously offered to let me choose and install a new video card in my computer and he'll take my old one. BUT - I know nothing about video cards! (Ask me anything you want about the P3B-F ASUS mainboard though, and I can probably give you an answer! )

Are there any special considerations that I should look for in a video card that will mainly be used for Photoshopping? Games are not an issue for me, so 3D rendering doesn't seem particularly important to me, but maybe I just don't understand the technology. Do I need to worry about the amount of memory on the card? Or will just about anything do?

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Old 05-27-2002, 11:00 PM
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Don't be shy about starting new threads

But anyway, if gaming is zero concern (and I do mean zero), and no other 3d apps are in the picture (pun intended), then most consider the Matrox 450 the best Photoshop card. Click the link right above your post to see the best of both worlds.
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Old 05-27-2002, 11:47 PM
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if gaming is zero concern (and I do mean zero), and no other 3d apps are in the picture (pun intended), . . .
Hmmm - I can't think of anything I do that's 3D - unless I just don't know it's 3D. Do I need 3D for the occasional online video (PS tutorials or CNN video clips)? What about Macromedia Flash? (I'm not using it now, but hope to sometime in the future.) This just isn't something I've had to think about before, so I'm pretty clueless in this area.
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:11 AM
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Maybe Flash, but you don't need any sort of 3d muscle for that. Games are really the only thing most people run into that need good 3d.

Btw, more memory is still better
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:29 AM
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Speaking of Matrox...

Doug: How many arms and legs for that?

80 million transistors, I remember little Japanese radios with about 5, yeah, once opon a time they were the size of a pea, and now........................
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:47 AM
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Btw, more memory is still better
Meaning system RAM (as opposed to memory on the video card)? I've got 768MB - hoping that will do for a little bit. Even though it's cheap, I'm spending lots elsewhere.
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