>> I am looking for a graphics/video card
>> whose strenght lies in DISPLAYING TEXT
>> not neccesarily in running games the likes of doom,quake,et al .
>> My requirement per se is better display of text
>> and not running games .
>> Is it possible firstly to substantially improve the display of text
>> by using a better Graphics Card
>> I currently use and Intel 810i chipset with RH7.2(tHE sole OS on my PC)
>> Yes I do use a resolution in excess of 1024x800
>> The dvi files have a tremendous clarity in text display
>> while others leave a lot to be desired
>> Any recommendations
> Heard of Google? Just do a search and look at the 2d specs of the cards
> you find. That'll tell you all you need to know. Pay attention to cards
> used on Publishing workstations or SGI products.
I've heard reports that Matrox cards supposedly put out _somewhat_
better signals than NVidia and ATI based cards.
I'm not sure how much credence to put into this.
I would think the bigger issue to be that of what sort of monitor
you're using, and the quality of interfacing between graphics card and
How the graphics card works or has been implemented _might_ have an
impact on the quality of such interfacing, although I suspect this may
be rather like the differences in the audio stereo world attributed
a) Using vacuum tubes rather than transistors, or
b) Using turntables rather than CDs.
In short: Someone might, with suitable instrumentation, notice a
difference, but the vast majority of us haven't the need to be picky
enough to care.
It seems likely to me that spending $250 on a better monitor and
fiddling with its controls is likely to be a more effective strategy
than buying a new graphics card.
I just removed the instructions in MC:COMMON;LINS > which specify that it
should be installed on AI. We'll certainly miss that machine, and probably
spend the rest of our lives fixing programs that mention it.