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I have a old 8800GTX with silent cooler so is that solving any video playback problems?

I'm building a HTPC and incase the sandy bridge iGPU gives problems in playback I want to use a dedicated card.
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No, I don't think you'll have problems with playback either way.

An 8800 GTX is for gaming, not decoding video. It will take a tremendous amount of power and if it's silent, an amazing amount of heat, and that is simply not worth it for its video playback capabilities over the onboard GPU.
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No, I don't think you'll have problems with playback either way.

An 8800 GTX is for gaming, not decoding video. It will take a tremendous amount of power and if it's silent, an amazing amount of heat, and that is simply not worth it for its video playback capabilities over the onboard GPU.
Well I have done research and some ppl are bothered by sandy built in gpu and some aren't.

Incase it is problem hopefuly someone can shed light on 8800gtx.
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I assure you that the HD2000 or HD3000 found in Sandy Bridge CPUs is far superior, in terms of video playback to the 5 year-old 8800 GTX.
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Easiest fix is getting an Nvidia GT 430 or AMD 6570. I am not sure if 8800GTX will do 23.976 Hz/fps. It is a shame that the Intel iGPU cannot output 23.976 Hz right now. Allegedly Ivy Bridge is going to fix this, but there are rumors that it still will not be completely fixed.

Here is a history of the 23.976 Hz sandy bridge bug for those that don't know about it.

I am also one of those that get extremely annoyed by the Sandy Bridge iGPU 24fps judder bug.
Edited by Riou - 11/1/11 at 1:02am
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yeah the 8800GTX would not be worth it, it doesn't have the newest UVD, so in reality it won't be doing much hardware acceleration, like the other poster said you'd be better off getting a new inexpensive card like a 6540 etc, which has UVD 3.0 onboard.
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A standard 6570 will easily handle this problem and greatly surpass the 8800 in performance per watt. The GTX was an amazing card for its time, but it's well past it's prime...
     
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post #8 of 9
I'm using a 8800gtx in my HTPC, mainly just because it is what I had laying around not being used, and it works well for video playback, but as others have stated it is power hungry and hot, but if you already have one, it will totally work for the job, plus a little gaming performance if you want it.

Really the only annoying thing is that 8800gtx dont have an HDMI port so I had to buy an hdmi to dvi adapter.
post #9 of 9
Yup, that will be able to play just about anything. I had an old 8800GT that played 1080p just fine, but I used Zoom player without any problems. But as other people have pointed out, its the newest technology and there are better options out there.

But yeah, if its something you already have just stick with it until you do another upgrade.
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