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Graphics Cheap card for HD playback

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Aragon Speed, 2 Nov 2011.

  1. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    Can anyone recommend a cheap GFX card that can handle full 1080p playback on its own via DXVA?

    My mother has a PC that is pretty old now (it is PCI-E though, so no issues there) and it hasn't quite got enough guts to playback HD content, it tends to skip frames about every 2-3 seconds.

    As all she does is play facebook games and web surf so the card really doesn't need to be anything special, but she has just got a BR drive and wants to watch a couple of films.

    I have been looking at a GT 520 or a HD 6450, but as I have never kept track of the lower ends of the gfx card market, I'm not sure if these cards will be suitable for completely taking over the decode task.
     
  2. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    A HD5450 should do it.
     
  3. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    Ah, at only £25 as well that should be perfect. Thanks. :)
     
  4. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    I just bought a GT430 to drive a second screen, and it seems to cope with very high bitrate 1080P easily. Forget the exact price now, but around £30.
     
  5. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    Thanks. :)
     
  6. aelius

    aelius New Member

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    Facebook game is highly cpu-usage despite what card you use.
     

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