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Optimum video card for audio workstation?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Jbon, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Jbon

    Jbon Guest

    What should a person try for, and try to avoid, in choosing a video card for least neg.effect on audio, or, what is the favorite or the
    Best DAW video card??

    p4p800 (Asus)
    (Card must be 1.5 volt)
    My choices will be limited, if not a real job to select... I just need to understand whether a "Gaming" card is always a poor choice, as I have read,(due to acceleration) or what. Thanks if anyone can answer, thanks if not

  2. robb007

    robb007 Guest

    Matrox 550 or 450 !!!!!!!!there really is nothing else that can be as stable without stealing valuable resources.Go for the gold Matrox ! :D :D
  3. Jbon

    Jbon Guest

    You are a gentleman and a scholar,sir. I have read about and imagined this maker as my choice result from my curiosity regarding multi-monitors.
    many thanks
  4. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Active Member

    Aug 1, 2002
    Ontario Canada
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    Logic Lover, are you talking about the Millennium G550 Dual-DVI? Would this be a good choice? Or the 450 have the least effect on a DAW. I'm also looking at changing up my current G3(visiontek) for a dual head. Whats the Gold matrox? Didn't see that on their site.

    :c: :p:
  5. robb007

    robb007 Guest

    You bet desert Dawg!!!!!!!!The MATROX G550 DUAL HEAD is the staple of sure stableness.I am sorry that I confused you with the gold my comment {GO FOR THE GOLD]meaning simply go for the Matrox*g550 by the way are you from the EAST/I am resiting here inVancouver in a small town called [FORT LANGLEY] :D
  6. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    RME is now recommending Matrox's Parhelia (triple head) - musta got their drivers straightened out, there were some complaints several months back. I haven't tried this yet, so take it for what it's worth - RME, however, tends not to recommend things that don't work... Steve
  7. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Active Member

    Aug 1, 2002
    Ontario Canada
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    Yes Logic Lover, I am currently residing in the Toronto area, having recently moved down here due to amount of work I'm involved in. Was Living north of here, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do :cool:
  8. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    I have the ASUS p4p800 delux

    ati Radeon 9200 dual head

    Rme Hdsp 9652 with ADI -8 DS pro

    2 times WD 80 gig HD

    1 gig of 2x512 OCZ ram
    plextor 708a dvd burner


    Samplitude Pro,,

    in Toronto too, if you ever need to chat DezertDawg..

    Sanity Inn

    new set up , all seem to be working fine
  9. danfor-2

    danfor-2 Guest

    The "ati radeon" everbody┬┤s talking about, is that a manufacturer brand or a chipset description?

    Have been searching for a decent video card, but there are many ones with the sub-title "ati radeon", which are the best? ASUS? Hercules? What?

  10. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Woodbridge, Va
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    ATI is a brand. Back in the day, I'd use whatever was available (lack of knowledge). I also encountered numerous problems too. Ever since I started using ATI cards, I have'nt had the rash of problems I had before. IMO, of course I'm not saying that the (ATI brand) video cards are the saving grace, but it sure felt good diagnosing my setup knowing the video (card) was eliminated. This is my 3rd card, and they're very reliable.

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