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Would this make a good HTPC GPU?

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Hey, today this GPU is a Shellshocker for $9 on newegg. I was just wondering if it would make a good GPU for a HTPC?

Can it do full HD audio bitstreaming and 1080p playback? Just wondering...
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post #2 of 9
Yes,

TBH you can get away with onboard nowadays

Comps
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Yes,

TBH you can get away with onboard nowadays

Comps
this.
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post #4 of 9
Yes it would but I suggest a GT 430 instead of that.
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Ok, thanks guys. I think I'll hold off for now and see how my onboard graphics work when I get my HTPC together.
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Ok, thanks guys. I think I'll hold off for now and see how my onboard graphics work when I get my HTPC together.
Which IGP?
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Which IGP?
I am going to be using leftover parts from my desktop I recently upgraded. My previous mobo is the one I will be using for the build.
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post #8 of 9
That will do 1080p and should do the hd bitstreaming
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post #9 of 9
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That will do 1080p and should do the hd bitstreaming
Well that's good to know. Thanks you for the information! I think I am going to stick with the onboard graphics for now.
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