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  1. #1
    Nov 2004

    Video Card Recommendations Needed for Audio Workstation

    I'm going to be building a new Core 2 Duo system on an Asus P5k mobo and running Windows XP Pro.

    This system will primarily be used for music production and DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software like Cubase, Reason, Ableton and VSTs.
    Secondary uses will be web browsing, email, and the occasional DVD or DIVX movies.
    I do not do any gaming.

    I'm looking for a bit of help selecting a video card for my new rig.
    The card must be able to support dual monitor setup and up to a 24" monitor.

    Ideally, I'd like to spend $50-80 on a video card but I'd consider extending the limit to $100 for a substantially better card.
    What I'm looking for is bang for the buck.

    Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by mreda; 12-22-2007 at 10:21 AM.

  2. #2
    Aug 2004

    Re: Video Card Recommendations Needed for Audio Workstation

    Pretty much anything. I would make sure the card only uses onboard VRam, no Hyper cache or turbo cache (uses main memory for frame buffer).
    128 MB will be much more than enough. 32MB may be enough for 2 monitors at high resoulution.
    Consider a dx 10 card if you will move to vista as it will give the modern desktop.

    "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
    - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  3. #3
    Nov 2004

    Re: Video Card Recommendations Needed for Audio Workstation

    any opinions on these cards or chipsets?

    EVGA e-GeForce 8500GT 256MB

    EVGA e-GeForce 8400GS TC 256MB

    ASUS EAH2400PRO/HTP/256M

    Sapphire ATI RADEON HD 2400PRO 256MB DDR2 Dual Display

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