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ATi supports bitstreaming over HDMI on all cards since 5xxx series, so a 5450 would probably be a good choice

i don't really pay attention to nvidia, but i would assume they have it worked out by now?
That's good to know! Looks like I am looking at a 5xxx series card then.
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post #12 of 27
The 5450 is the best for HTPC (or if you want to spend more on the basically same 6450)

Will handle the bit streaming, 1080p blu-ray etc etc great.

That said, I use a 6850 so I could game in living room on the HTPC =)
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The 5450 is the best for HTPC (or if you want to spend more on the basically same 6450)

Will handle the bit streaming, 1080p blu-ray etc etc great.

That said, I use a 6850 so I could game in living room on the HTPC =)
That's weird. 6450's seem to be overall cheaper on newegg than 5450's
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i'm seeing lowest 5450 being $35, and lowest 6450 is $45
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i'm seeing lowest 5450 being $35, and lowest 6450 is $45
Yeah, I am thinking $10 extra for a 6xxx is not gonna bankrupt me.

I am looking at getting this GPU. What do you guys think?
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post #16 of 27
I suggest something in the 5570 range. 5450 is good but does not have enough processing power for certain post-processing effects and types of deinterlacing all at once.

Anandtech makes a good explanation.
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I suggest something in the 5570 range. 5450 is good but does not have enough processing power for certain post-processing effects and types of deinterlacing all at once.

Anandtech makes a good explanation.
Do those results still apply to 64xx series cards? I was considering bumping up to a 56xx/66xx range just so I know I have enough "umpf".
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what exactly do you plan to do?

you just mentioned watching movies, which to me doesn't mean bluray 1080p/i with 7 channel audio...i was thinking more like 720p or DVD quality stuff. with maybe 5.1, although usually 2.1
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Do those results still apply to 64xx series cards? I was considering bumping up to a 56xx/66xx range just so I know I have enough "umpf".
According to Anandtech, the 6450 is as good as the 5570 for post-processing and deinterlacing videos. The 6450 supports 3D Blu-ray so I think it will be a better choice than the 5450 or 5570. More shader units and less power consumption.

The 6450 looks good, although I do not know if there is a large performance difference between the GDDR3 and GDDR5 memory version. GDDR5 is supposed to be twice as fast as GDDR3.
Edited by Riou - 8/4/11 at 4:24pm
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That 6450 does not have a low profile bracket...if you are using a low pro case...
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