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A mate of mine is upgrading his HTPC and wants a cheap card for the HDMI output.

Looking at http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/EAH5450_SILENTDI512MD2LP/ or http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/EN210_SILENTDI512MD2LP/.

Obviously not planning to go more expensive, but he also wants to know if he can play up-to-date games on those - whether at low or medium he doesn't mind.
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id look for a 5570, 6570, or 6450 for better gaming if you can find on sale.

This maybe belongs in graphics card forum.
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5450 would be my choice for HTPC.

As for playing current games, it wont be able to handle games beyond 1024x768 resolution. Older games like Call of duty 4, Oblivion, Left 4 Dead would run pretty good.
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I'd with the 210
or a 220gt
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240gt would be the best $ > performance card
    
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Between the two, the 5450. http://www.hwcompare.com/376/geforce-gt-210-vs-radeon-hd-5450/
Edited by onoz - 7/21/11 at 10:18am
 
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