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GeForce 4 will have 400MHz Ramdac I think! ?

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OC-Master

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ViewSonic has there 22" P226f Monitor debuting in Q2 2002 and this monitor will be the world's highest bandwidth rated CRT Screen. Capable of 2048x1536 with 85hz refreshrate, this 400MHz Bandwidth monitor will be no eye strain. I have a feeling that the Nvidia GeForce 4 will bring with it a 400MHz Ramdac to fuel rich monitors like this one. I emailed Nvidia recently and they commented that thou they couldnt say which product would carry a higher ramdac, they did mention that an upcoming Nvidia product would be equiped with a 400MHz Ramdac. Current 350MHz ramdac models limit us to 2048x1536 with 75hz.

"Remember, you dont neccessary need to run high resolution to take advantage of the higher bandwidth, the extra 50MHz boost in ramdac will result in a clearly more sharper picture at any resolution with any monitor."

Just thought to give this little bit of info out to those of you who use computers alot and need a longer break from eye-strain. :)

I CANT WAIT!!
 

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Blue Jester_2112 (Jul 30, 2001 01:25 p.m.):
Kool, that reminds me of a question I've been meaning to ask...What is RAMDAC? =]

Believe it's the internal memory bandwidth, the amount of space the card has to move data from A->B... don't quote me, I'm still rather new to some of these terms myself (despite 1000 posts, I'm definitely still in the learning stages).
 

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Pinky (Jul 30, 2001 01:38 p.m.):
Blue Jester_2112 (Jul 30, 2001 01:25 p.m.):
Kool, that reminds me of a question I've been meaning to ask...What is RAMDAC? =]

Believe it's the internal memory bandwidth, the amount of space the card has to move data from A->B... don't quote me, I'm still rather new to some of these terms myself (despite 1000 posts, I'm definitely still in the learning stages).

Damn, Pinky beat me to it. Yeah but thats bassicly what I was gonna say also about what RAMDAC is, but doesnt it also have something to do with the 2d picture, that what I also think it is.
 
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RAMDAC=
Short for Random Access Memory Digital-to-Analog Converter, a single chip on video adapter cards. The RAMDAC's role is to convert digitally encoded images into analog signals that can be displayed by a monitor. A RAMDAC actually consists of four different components - SRAM to store the color map and three digital-to-analog converters (DACs), one for each of the monitor's red, green, and blue electron guns.


More info:
 

Pinky

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Sam (Jul 30, 2001 01:56 p.m.):
RAMDAC=
Short for Random Access Memory Digital-to-Analog Converter, a single chip on video adapter cards. The RAMDAC's role is to convert digitally encoded images into analog signals that can be displayed by a monitor. A RAMDAC actually consists of four different components - SRAM to store the color map and three digital-to-analog converters (DACs), one for each of the monitor's red, green, and blue electron guns.


More info:
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/video/modes_Refresh.htm

Sweet link and info, thanks Sam.
 
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To make things less confusing, in two sentences,

The ramdac takes the image produced in the video card, translates it into Analog or one's and zero's if the vid has a flat-panel-interface, then sends the signal out to the monitor. The higher the bandwidth, the faster the signal is sent and the clearer the picture. The ramdac effects 2d and 3d quality.

:) Remember thou, 350MHz Ramdac is like four year old technology. 400MHz was badly needed, especially for us CRT monitor people.
 

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AXIA (Jul 31, 2001 11:11 a.m.):
To make things less confusing, in two sentences,

The ramdac takes the image produced in the video card, translates it into Analog or one's and zero's if the vid has a flat-panel-interface, then sends the signal out to the monitor. The higher the bandwidth, the faster the signal is sent and the clearer the picture. The ramdac effects 2d and 3d quality.

:) Remember thou, 350MHz Ramdac is like four year old technology. 400MHz was badly needed, especially for us CRT monitor people.

dosent it also have something to do with how many khz u can run a monitor at?