Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:06 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Are VGA-connected monitors worth considering?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:18 pm 
8086
8086

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:24 pm
Posts: 3
I've long hesitated getting a multi-monitor setup for two reasons really...

1) I'm a stickler for symmetry. I can't stand the idea of mismatched monitors, so I would probably have to get 3 identical panels. Which brings me to my next reason.

2) Price. Getting three nice panels all at once would be very expensive, even the relatively cheap panels are 250$ or so, and I don't have 750$ to burn. (I'd need even more if I want to get some of those fancy rotating wall-mounts.)

At the moment I have a decent 24-inch 1920x1080 LED backlit monitor by Gateway. But I've been thinking... the symmetry wouldn't be broken if I got 2 small side monitors. Mostly to help with peripheral vision in FPS/RPG games... it wouldn't matter if the resolution wasn't perfect 1080p. So I've been considering getting 2 cheap side pannels and I found some nice 19 inch 1440 x 900 screens on Newegg for 100$ (each), but... they're VGA only. This is it by the way: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 4236203CVF

What kind of framerate could I expect out of these? I know my current 24-incher uses HDMI and it can get a solid 60 frames, would the old VGA connectors bring that frame-rate down? Also I imagine I would need adaptors. I currently have one GTX 670 card, it has 2 kinds of DVI connectors, 1 HDMI (used by my current monitor) and a DisplayPort. VGA are analogue, right? So I would only be able to use the analogue DVI and the DisplayPort with special adaptors? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 2120612CVF

Is this do-able? Or am I making too many compromises that will hinder the experience?


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

© 2014 Future US, Inc. All rights reserved.