andyrossmeissl

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Hi there-
My old Radeon crapped out recently, so it's time for a new card. My display is the Sony GDM-FW900, so I need something high-performance, but I always feel funny paying for all that 3D stuff, because I never use it. I do graphics-intensive work (layouts, design, Photoshop, etc.), but it's all 2D, and the only games I ever play are old adventures. I did like the onboard DVD decoder feature of my Radeon, and dual-monitor capability would be nice, but neither are necessary. Any recommendations?

TIA,
Andy
 

Nights_L

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All recent Radeons will do a good job in 2D
I would get a Radeon9000 or 9600, (no pro), so no fan on it, making it quiet for your pc as well
 
The ATIs are good (I own them), but I would recommend <A HREF="http://www.matrox.com/mga/home.htm" target="_new">MATROX</A> for the very best in 2D AND Multi-monitor support. Nothing beats them (ATI comes close).

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