19" inch monitor, which make?

By Arris · 43 replies
Mar 1, 2002
  1. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,730   +379

    Yup. I think thats the main reason that Nvidia (owned partly by Microsoft) obtained 3DFX. The Voodoo5 still has crisper AA than pre-Geforce4 cards...
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Couple things...(1) I have a 19' FLAT-SCREEN moniter:cool: (2) NVidia dont own '3DFX', they bought the comp, took '3DFX's best ppl, and then threw the company in the trash. The dont exist anymore(well, this is to my understanding;) ).
  3. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    If the GF4 is using Voodoo 5 AA technology I will buy one. I need to get some hardcore proof on this though..Has anyone seen this posted anywhere? I will happily spend the money to get that AA quality.
  4. Whack0

    Whack0 TS Rookie Posts: 166

    The GF4 uses Accuview Antialiasing (tm) (of course, you knew that :D;)).... which is supposedly "new and innovative AA technology [that] provides the best visual quality possible without a performance hit." (you knew that too :D).

    ...It's "new" technology, so I don't think it's Voodoo 5's. If it did use V5's, then it should be big news (and all you computer junkies would know already ;)).
  5. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006


    I bought a Samsung SyncMaster 950p 3 years ago and it has performed flawlessly. It is still availible and still one of the best you can buy. If it ever dies, I am going to buy another one just like it. It is of the 19" size.

    Talk to you all later

  6. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    Thats what I figured Whack0..Thanks for confirming it. I remember reading awhile back that future Nvidia cards were going to be using 3DFx technology. They hinted toward it being the AA aspect of the 3DFx technology. I was hoping that is was here but it would have been big news...
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,730   +379

    Well don't you think since they acquired the company's technology and R&D when they bought them out when they went under that they would have used the AA technology of 3dfx which is/was superior to theirs rather than develop something of the same standard. They will have at least based their AA technology on what they have from 3dfx or at least ripped it to bits to find out how it was done. I will have a look around the net but I am sure that you will find that they have made use of what they gained from the death of 3dfx....
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,730   +379

    Tomshardware roundup of 19" monitors including my 957DF Samsung bargain.

    Maybe I should have splashed out the extra £100 for the Iiyama that I was originally considering.... :confused: :(
  9. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    Hey I have a Samsung 955DF. What is the difference between mine and your monitor, Arris?
  10. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,730   +379

    Numbering for European market probably.
    US: 955DF
    UK: 957DF

    The 957 does 1920 x 1440 @ 64Hz, 30-96 KHz
    while the 955 does 1600x1200@65Hz, 30-85 KHz
  11. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 709

    Dangit, you got me :) Well, I'm happy with my monitor!!!
  12. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,730   +379

    If your not using any higher resolutions then you don't need a better monitor. I was playing Project Eden a few weeks back at 2048x1024 and I didn't notice any flickering...

    You have to pair up the monitor to the graphics card you have (or plan on having). My GF3 was restricted because I was using a generic cheap and nasty 17" monitor. This meant I had to disable v-sync to get higher framerates (not that I needed them), now I don't need to. We have Dell Trinitron monitors at work with flat screens and I was just fed up with trying to avoid reflections and glare with my home monitor so upgraded for £250, plus I am selling my old monitor to a mate for £50. Not bad in the UK for a 19" Flat screen monitor....
  13. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I'm glad I'm not limited to Window$ fixed resolutions.. I can tweak out the max from my monitor in BeOS & Linux! Manual says max refresh rate @ 1600 x 1200 is 75 Hz, I got 78.4 :D. It does make a noticeable difference to me.
  14. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    some CrAzY resolutions...and yeah right, you wouldnt notice a increase of 3.8 or whateva in your moniter refresh rate!:rolleyes:
  15. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Some people don't mind using 60 Hz refresh rate. Some do. Some have better vision, some poorer. People are different. Monitors are different. Lighting might be different.
    75 Hz or less starts to hurt my eyes quite quickly if I don't turn contrast down. That's something I don't want to do. Sure, I could use 1280 x 1024 @ 85 but I want a bigger desktop.
  16. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    YES but your not gonna notice a diff in a ref.rate that much higher!
  17. YadaYadaYada

    YadaYadaYada TS Rookie Posts: 17


    One bad aspect to the lcd screens with the thin film (not sure I am saying that right) is that they are REALLY fragile.

    If you poke it or ding it in any way you will find yourself with a screen that looks like ribbon cable.

    I know, I know you should never poke, bang, or throw anything at any screen but I think you would be amazed how often you actually do in day to day use.

    I have also heard cases where cleaning solution has actually seeped through the seal between screen and frame and tweaked things.

    Of course all of these are avoidable, but you never really know how clumsy you are untill you cant be.

    Oh yeah, I have a 19 inch viewsonic and love it. Sonys are also excellent.
  18. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,730   +379


    LOL :haha:
    I have actually seen my boss do with with antistatic spray which he was using to clean his laptop screen. Its a very real risk.
  19. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    I have found LCD panels to actually be quite durable. At work there are some LCD's that are close to 3 years old. If LCD's weren't durable then these panels would not be around.

    I think its like anything else, you need to be careful with it. You dont have to treat it like its an egg but you have to be careful that nothing falls on it or crashes into it.
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