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9800GTX+ good enough for a media center?

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I was recently given a 9800GTX+ from a friend which will replace my 9400GT in my media center. The 9400GT began struggling with HD playback (depending on the movie) with video and audio stutters.

I am curious if the 9800GTX+ is good enough for HD or would I notice better video quality from a modern card like the 7750/7770? This system is used ONLY used as a media center to play SD/HD movies and youtube videos for entertaining company.

Thanks for any tips!

Media Center Specs:
AMD X4 945 3.0GHz
BIOSTAR Mobo
8GB Patriot memory
9800GTX+
Audigy 2 ZS
Patriot PS-100 SSD
Corsair 450w psu
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I was recently given a 9800GTX+ from a friend which will replace my 9400GT in my media center. The 9400GT began struggling with HD playback (depending on the movie) with video and audio stutters.

I am curious if the 9800GTX+ is good enough for HD or would I notice better video quality from a modern card like the 7750/7770? This system is used ONLY used as a media center to play SD/HD movies and youtube videos for entertaining company.

Thanks for any tips!

Media Center Specs:
AMD X4 945 3.0GHz
BIOSTAR Mobo
8GB Patriot memory
9800GTX+
Audigy 2 ZS
Patriot PS-100 SSD
Corsair 450w psu

the 9800 should be just fine.
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