Hi, can anyone recommend a (preferably silent) WQXGA capable card?
ie 2560 x 1600 dual-link DVI-D
for use with the Dell 30" TFT.
I've seen the NVidia Quadro FX range but they look like they could be pretty noisy - can anyone confirm / deny this?
I'm using an ATI Radeon 9650 on my main G5 for the Apple 30" display, and it makes no noise. The specs are terrible from a gaming point of view, but in reality it works really well for my uses (everything but games, in other words).
Unfortunately, I had to order a second card (9600 Pro Mac and PC version) for my slave G5, since the standard card won't even drive the monitor at a lower resolution. That card is arriving tomorrow, and I'll post how it works. I doubt it's noisy, and it's $200 minus rebate rather than $400+ for the ones with the good benchmarks.
One thing to be aware of is that you can't extend the cable length without using a $300+ Gefen active repeater cable. Instead, I ended up buying their 2 x dual-link DVI KVM box, since it wasn't much more and most of the money is gone anyway; I need to put the monitor more than 6' away from the computer.