Reply 20 of 41, by SpeedySPCFan
NV1x also includes GF4-MX, which is generally what I'd suggest because it adds LMA and MSAA. I know that some GF2s have the "wav […]
NV1x also includes GF4-MX, which is generally what I'd suggest because it adds LMA and MSAA. I know that some GF2s have the "wavy output" from VGA at high resolution (so obviously on the Internet this means all GF2 products have massive, world-shattering problems all the time in every situation) - from reviews it tends to be centered on GF2Ultra and GTS but I've heard of MX boards exhibiting it too; I know the MXs I've had don't exhibit it (at least at 1280x1024 and under). The issue is not actually in the GPU - it's the analog output filter quality (or lack thereof). And there should be no reason to go with an Ultra or something like that for this machine - a 2 MX 200 or 4 MX 440 would be an easy route to S-Video with good performance though, and a 4 MX has a better chance at having better output filtering (and DVI, if your monitor can take digital).
Here's a thread that addresses GF2/3 VGA output:
Wavy horizontal lines with Geforce2 Ultra (and if you're not going to read the text, note that the author states the image is an exaggerated mock-up, not a screen-grab).
And an article from Anand:
Well, that's interesting. Thanks! I most likely won't be taking a GeForce 2/3 with the rig, but that's still interesting.