I am considering purchasing either:-
XFX 128MB 6600GT (AGP)
XFX 256MB 6600 (AGP)
I run a dual-screen setup with resolutions 1680x1050 and 1280x1024. My current card (FX5200 128MB) cannot handle video scaling (very bad tearing), particularly on the higher res screen. I want a card that will scale video, including HD content, onto my screens without a problem. Benchmark tests show the 6600GT is the faster card but i am not concerned with 3D performance, I just want smooth video playback. I am edging towards the GT model but the 128MB concerns me as that is what my current card has so i wonder if that is the problem. Both the above cards cost almost exactly the same (£46 + P&P). I cannot find a 256MB version of the GT on sale anywhere but i would not want to pay much more anyway.
Any graphics card experts advice would be more than welcome. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may own either card.