Originally Posted by givmedew
I did some research for you and according to what I read that card does have hardware acceleration for video. If I understand this is something that is usually turned off and that you want your CPUs to handle. However if your CPUs are not up to the job of 1080p x264 w/ hi quality sound then they might be able to help but I am not certain.
If your cpu is up to the job to begin with then it doesn't matter what gpu you throw in since the CPU is decoding the video anyways.
This obviously isn't your sig system so some extra info would be helpful. You can have multiple computers in your sig systems.
Bottom line is just judging from the board. You are likely to own a CPU fully capable of decoding 1080p x264 videos.
My OC'd x58 i7-920 has a GeForce 7800GT in it. It has no problems at all. Just don't expect to use it in video games.
Lastly if you have a good chip in that set up and want to just replace the motherboard then get a new dirt cheap motherboard that supports onboard video. Especially if you have something rocking 2500 or better graphics.
I only have the Intel 1155 mobo, and I was hoping to grab an i3 and a cheap graphics card for 150.00 USD or less. Then round everything out with parts bin stuff. I have a Crucial 4GB DDR3 stick, an Antec 500w PSU.
Assuming that I grab that, video card is irrelevant?