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Old 11-23-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default best card for 1080p viewing under $50??

can some one help me with an best card for viewing 1080p content on HDTV?

I have no idea of playing games.

can someone recommend me a card for under $50?

the processor I am using is Intel i3 530 processor and the mobo is Intel BOXDH57JG.

the PSU is 250W.

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Old 11-23-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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Doesn't the i3 have an IGP you can use?
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:14 PM   #3
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Doesn't the i3 have an IGP you can use?
I thought that adding a video card will give better performance.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:43 PM   #4
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:01 PM   #5
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I thought that adding a video card will give better performance.
You might not get better performance, but you will get better image quality and more features.

This is good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102877

$24 after rebate with free shipping.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:20 PM   #6
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You might not get better performance, but you will get better image quality and more features.

This is good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102877

$24 after rebate with free shipping.
will this work with a 250W PSU?
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:28 PM   #7
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will this work with a 250W PSU?
Sure, they pull like 10W under load. not that its going to be under load if all your going to do is watch 1080p content.

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Old 11-23-2010, 06:27 PM   #8
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You might not get better performance, but you will get better image quality and more features.
Do you have a link for a review or something on image quality? I found one post by AMD about how the AMD IGP scores higher than Intel in HQV 2.0, but nothing like image comparisons.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:54 PM   #9
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We should consider the fact that an i3 can decode completely in software too so there is less dependence on the GPU for decoding quality (but still for rendering).

May as well save up for a 5570 or something like that so that the high quality sharpening shaders will work in MPC-HC without lagging.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:31 PM   #10
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Do you have a link for a review or something on image quality? I found one post by AMD about how the AMD IGP scores higher than Intel in HQV 2.0, but nothing like image comparisons.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2935/3
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2931/4
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...0_8.html#sect1
Seems like the 5450 is a little underpowered

You can get this 5570 for $35 with rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-481-_-Product
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:58 PM   #11
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Hmmm... that's pretty interesting. I kinda wonder how they compare to IGPs though, especially to something like the HD4200.

I tested an Asus 785G mobo for DXVA enabled playback and I thought it was interesting that video playback sucked with lots of artifacts when I forced the HD4200 to only use the sideport memory (128MB of DDR3-1333 built into the mobo). It was perfectly fine once I let it use some system memory, but when it came to image quality, I didn't notice anything unusual or different.

I'm not convinced that even $20 is worth paying for better image quality, but you got me thinking about it at least. Now I'm gonna look for some 785G/HD4200 reviews to see if there's anything about image quality...

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Old 11-23-2010, 10:29 PM   #12
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The 5570 says: Effective Memory Clock: 1800MHz

My mobo will only support upto 1333MHHz. so would this card still work on my mobo?
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:42 PM   #13
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The 5570 says: Effective Memory Clock: 1800MHz

My mobo will only support upto 1333MHHz. so would this card still work on my mobo?
will work fine. good deal there as well.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:55 AM   #14
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those are two different ram speeds your looking at. the mobo is for the system ram. video has its only ram that runs at its own speed.
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:18 AM   #15
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if can find 4670 will be a good choice.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:16 AM   #16
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I was thinking of buying it this morning, but the price went up today to $65 after rebate.
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:40 PM   #17
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is 4670 better than 5570???
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:53 PM   #18
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is 4670 better than 5570???
No, for 1080p either is fine and 100% smooth. Get whatever is cheaper/more convenient for you. 5570 probably has an advantage with power consumption/heat/noise though.
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