[lug] Monitor/Card tweaking - was Re: Color tweaks

Tkil tkil at scrye.com
Fri Feb 23 19:12:22 MST 2001

>>>>> "John" == John Starkey <jstarkey at advancecreations.com> writes:

John> Video card is an S3 Virge GX/DX.

if you have the opportunity to tinker with it (ideally, try a
different card), definitely try a new card first.  i had an S3 virge
of some variety ("stealth 3d 2000" or somesuch) and it was pretty

100 USD on a good card is probably a better deal than replacing even a
17" monitor.  *shrug*  i'm very happy with my g200, and it made a very
noticable difference compared to the virge, on the same monitor.  uhg,
g200 pci is 105+15 S/H on pricewatch, probably scarce by now.  g400s
are about 80 before shipping, g450s are only 70 ... but those both
seem to be AGP-only cards.

there are still some matrox milleniums out there, but they're probably
not quite up to serious true-color high-res high-refresh, sadly.
also, any of the current crop of 3d accelerated cards should have a
sufficiently good output stage for most 2d work that i'd do, at least.


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