Driving 20" Widescreen Dell w/ ATI Rage 128

in General Discussion 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
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    Does ATI's website have any info about max resolutions?
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    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    "Maximum 2D resolution: 1920x1200, 32-bit color, 75Mhz Refresh"

    You're welcome.

    Just check that against the Dell display you're intending on buying.
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    xoolxool Posts: 2,460member
    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.
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    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
    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...
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    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.

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