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XPC ST20G5 - 20" screen and photoshop??

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by Outside, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. Outside

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    Joined: 23 Jan 2006

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    Location: Scotland

    Need advice - XPC ST20G5 with RADEON XPRESS 200 will have enough power to drive 20" widescr4een monitor? I'm also doing a lot of Photoshop work so lets say - XPC ST20G5 with decent CPU and 2gigs ram will be good enough for work with Photoshop without frustration? Or maybe I should look for something else?
    Im not a gamer - all I need is a decent Photoshop speed:) I'm quite lost with all things like sockets, chipsets etc - maybe there is a cheaper solution?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: 5 Mar 2006
  2. LeperousDust

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Nov 2003

    Posts: 5,733

    Location: Edinburgh

    The onboard graphics on this are pretty awesome. I've actually played the godfather with the onboard graphics with a passive heatsink. Ok i had most stuff turned right down, but its the first integrated chipset i've ever had that can play some of the very latest games when its released. I've been using it for a while now, not much heavy photoshop, and only on a 17" monitor but i've had zero problems at all, its very nippy as far as onboard stuff goes. Should suit you fine :).
     
  3. ps2wizz

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Oct 2005

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    Location: Nottingham

    the onboard graphics are good for a little shuttle i cant see any major probs. but i would try my best to get a new graphics card just to make sure that it works smoothley
     
  4. Outside

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    Yeah... still have my doubts - so probably will go with sn25p and decent graphic card. After all I want to use resolutions like 1680 x 1050. Thanks for help.
     
  5. kayone

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Nov 2003

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    You shouldn't have any problems mate, before my gfx card came I was running HL 1 Mods fine at 1680 x 1050 with quite a nice frame rate.
     
  6. cokecan

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 7,662

    Location: Nottingham

    the onboard graphics on the ST20G5 will play half life 2 i believe, albiet not on super high quality, but still, someone did try it i believe with a 19inch tft

    they are VERY good. i would bet money on it being able to handle photoshop on a 20inch tft :)............and this is a poor student talking who has no money! lol
     
  7. Outside

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    Location: Scotland

    good :) Thanks!