Driving 20" Widescreen Dell w/ ATI Rage 128
October 20, 2005 5:22PM
edited January 2014
Can the old ATI Rage 128 graphics card drive the Dell 20" wide flat panel?
The native resolution is not listed in the displays preference pane.
I'm running 10.4.2
Reply 1 of 6
October 20, 2005 6:19PM
Does ATI's website have any info about max resolutions?
Reply 2 of 6
October 20, 2005 6:27PM
"Maximum 2D resolution: 1920x1200, 32-bit color, 75Mhz Refresh"
Just check that against the Dell display you're intending on buying.
Reply 3 of 6
October 20, 2005 6:34PM
Most of the 20" flat panels, including the Dell 2005FPW and Apple's displays, are 1680x1050. So based on the specs above, a Rage 128 should drive it fine. Might have to use the VGA port though. I'm not sure if any Rage 128s had DVI.
Reply 4 of 6
October 21, 2005 8:02AM
Still haven't found a definite answer to my question, but does anyone have expierence w/ an app callled "DisplayConfidX"?
It's supposed to enable a lot of unofficially supported resolutions. I'm going to try it today at the office.
Reply 5 of 6
October 21, 2005 8:36AM
My old Sawtooth 400MHz G4 had an ATI Rage 128. It drove my 20inch Apple Cinema Display (the current design) with DVI. Not the best graphics, but it could do it, and without any hacks too...
Reply 6 of 6
October 21, 2005 7:20PM
So I tried connecting it with the VGA cable just for kicks and it worked!
Thats so weird that the DVI port doesn't support the full resolution- does a DVI signal take up more memory/bandwidth than a VGA signal at the same resolution?
Thanks for the help.