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Looking for a graphics card to play 1080 video

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My on board graphic chip stutters slightly on 1080p video. Can anyone suggest a budget card that will play HD video fine and has a DVI or preferable a HDMI connector. It needs to be PCI-E, quiet… Read More
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
My on board graphic chip stutters slightly on 1080p video.

Can anyone suggest a budget card that will play HD video fine and has a DVI or preferable a HDMI connector.

It needs to be PCI-E, quiet and not need any additional power supply

Cheers
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
I've got a 8800gt and that is fine.
If you have a good enough CPU then you won't need a dedicated graphics card? I think
#2
Playing video is a CPU task not a graphics card one, the only assistence a graphics card will provide is help decoding certain codecs (H.264 and VC-1) which are used for some HD video such as blu-ray disks. If you want perfect playback of all 1080p content then you need a better CPU.

If you do just want it for those codecs accelerated by the graphics card then most of them will do - an ATI 4350 is a good choice as it's cheap and can provide audio over hdmi without additional cables.
#3
Thanks for the tips guys.

It is mainly H(X).264 compressed video I am trying to play. Mainly I just need need a cheap card less than £50 that has DVI or HDMI ports
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Perfect thanks :)
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mr.vibez
Perfect thanks :)


your welcome :)

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