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That would lead me personally to suspect the monitor or the length of the cable if you're over maybe 20-25' (6-7 meters) or possibly a better shielded cable. While the GT120 is not the greatest card, it shouldn't have any issues pushing the resolutions you're using with that monitor. Your issue is also, just not the sort of thing associated with video cards in general except to say that the video driver can affect the distance that can be pushed.

Can't answer the question about the Apple Cinema displays. The folks that have them seem to love them, but to me they are overpriced (although, I have not done the research to make that a definitive statement). In years past when I was into having the best monitor I could buy, a top of the line NEC is what typically sat on my desk. It usually takes me a month+ of researching to decide on a monitor/TV.

Nowadays, I'm into sitting in my recliner with my iPad or my MBP rather than at a desk. I moved to HDTVs (and 32" or bigger) for connecting my computers to about 5-6 years ago. I don't suggest that for serious work with a Mac as text sucks and I therefore moved back to using Windows when I want a big screen. With a Mac, I definitely recommend a computer monitor and their higher resolutions over anything with the name HDTV.

The only time I've sat down at the desk and switched on the last monitor in the house during the past 3years, is when I've got one of my friends windows machines I'm working on.

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