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Windows 7: Looking for a basic GPU equipped with mini displayport

03 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Looking for a basic GPU equipped with mini displayport


As the title indicates i'm on the lookout for a new mini displayport equipped graphics card to fit in my Win 7 desktop pc to connect to a 24" LED Apple Cinema display (on order) which obviously uses a mini displayport connector. I won't be gaming, just 2D CAD work and would prefer a low power, quiet GPU. After a lot of research decided on the single slot 1GB XFX ATI HD 5770 GDDR5 card but just read a review on newegg which mentioned that this card causes the 24" Apple Cinema Display to flicker in Windows now a bit hesitant Also came across the 512mb AMD FirePro 2460 but this is about $300!!! Any other recommendations?

Thanks :)

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03 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Stick with the 5770 or go to the 5870. The screen flicker you refer to has to do with the refresh rate not set correctly. When you have all you parts up and running try the different refresh rates...that should fix it.
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04 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Newegg has the Radeon 6850 with two mini displayport connectors for less than $200. That's more than a 5770, but it's a stronger card.

Just a thought.
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