This weekend I tested out a CompUSA-brand Nvidia FX5200 card. It was unable to drive my 42" Westinghouse LCD monitor at its native 1920x1080 mode. The most it could do was 1280x1024.
From the Xorg.0.log, it appears that the pixel clock on the FX5200 card maxed at 135Mhz. The Westinghouse needed 138.5Mhz for 1920x1080.
Can anyone else check their FX5200 and tell me if their pixel clock is higher? I'm wondering if CompUSA just used cheaper components.
Otherwise, which Nvidia card should I consider? I only care about 2D and video performance, not gaming.
I'm currently using an ATI 9600 Pro with the opensource Radeon drivers, not the proprietary ATI binary driver. It's able to drive the monitor at its native resolution, but the card is well-used and I'd like to replace it with something better performing.