View Full Version : DVI lcd monitor

09-11-2004, 08:43 PM
Can anybody give me an idea on which dvi card to get.I have just bought an lcd monitor with dvi connection not realising my card is just a s3 pro savage ddr card so I have it plugged in through the vga connection.

I don't play games so don't need anything flash, but it seems daft not to use the dvi option that I have.Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Or doesn't it make that much difference to the display, it is nowhere near as good as my17 " crt monitor at the moment !!

09-11-2004, 08:57 PM
Most (if not all) new graphics cards have DVI ports these days...


09-11-2004, 08:59 PM
if you want nothing flash and want a graphics card with a dvi port get something like a radeon 9200 or so, most new ones have a dvi port, not too sure if it is better to hook the lcd through the dvi port, it might be, thats probely why its there :p

09-11-2004, 09:02 PM
whoops sorry mike, you bet me to it, you must have posted while i was still typing :D

09-11-2004, 09:40 PM
Take a man with eagle eyes to spot the difference between the old fashioned vga port and a dvi port, Side by side and studing the image with intent you may see a difference.

The problem here is the quality of your video card,the s3 is not well matched with a modern monitor, The ATI 9200 as has been mentioned is a good choice for non-gamers.

Other then that,Many don't think a LCD has superiour image quality or even equal image quality to a CRT.......

10-11-2004, 07:07 AM
Thanks guys, helps a lot, I'll get on trade me now.

10-11-2004, 07:54 AM
An LCD monitor will only display the clearest image if the display resolution is set to the same as the 'native pixel count' of the monitor. e.g. if the monitor is a 1600 x 1200 and you have your display resolution set to 1024 x 768, the image will not be optimum.

10-11-2004, 09:48 AM
might be a silly question but is a s3 pro savage ddr card a agp card?
the ati radeon 9200 will need a agp slot, what are the spec of your pc?

Pete O\'Neil
10-11-2004, 10:05 AM
Any ATI video card with a DVI port will do, dont buy Nvidia their image quality isnt as good as ATI, in both 2D and 3D. If the bank account is flush then Matrox have the best 2D quality but arent cheap. If you dont have a AGP slot a PCI 9200 or 9250 would suffice.