From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain bluetree.ie)
Date: Wed 19 May 1999 - 19:07:56 IST
Liam Bedford wrote:
> In message <19990519181749.A13525 at domain wisdom.ucc.ie>, Vincent Murphy writes:
> > speaking of which, i'm looking for a pci video card which will do 1600x1200
> >with as many colours as possible (32-bit?). will a matrox G200 pci do that?
> 1600 * 1200
> 1920000 bits
> 1920000 * 32
> 61440000 bits
> 61440000 / 8
> 7680000 bytes
> So an 8Mb will just about do it... G200 is normally 8Mb.. so you should be okay
> (can't say for def though)...
Watch out for the refresh rate. At that resolution/depth, the
card is throwing around enormous amounts of data for each frame.
Depending on the speed and configuration of the video RAM,
you might not get a decent refresh rate.
The better cards use parallel banks of RAM to increase the RAM
bandwidth. So you might find that adding another 8MB increases
the refresh rate for these high resolutions. Look _very_ closely
at the specs of the card...
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