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post #61 of 75
This card would be perfect for my HTPC, it does DX10 (which I believe is only for gaming ATM anyway?) but more importantly as mentioned above takes resources of the CPU for high-def movies and alike. I need a Cheap card that will simply play my movies and recorded TV shows for me. . thats it. This looks like a viable solution.
 
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post #62 of 75
let's quit saying "it's for people..." and let THOSE PEOPLE decide...lol.

Don't buy it if you dont' want it..but I can tell you right now, if I had to buy a card for my sister...that'd be on the list.
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post #63 of 75
Well... At least it will run monoply tycoon on max settings...

eBay used card > Integrated > el cheapo card
post #64 of 75
Looks like I found my new HTPC card
 
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post #65 of 75
Lol....6600GT FTW over this in games.
post #66 of 75
ummm this would own a 6600gt
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post #67 of 75
yeah probally a 7300GT beats a 6600GT (Lowend > Old Midrange just like Midrange > Old highend) So the 8300GT
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post #68 of 75
The new video processing features of the 8 series make this a very desireable card for the HTPC industry.
    
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post #69 of 75
ARE ALL YOU GUYS NUTS???

I think of all 70 posts in this thread, MAYBE 4 people have said intelligent things.

I think of a half-dozen reasons this card is GREAT right off-hand. Here are a few of the bigger selling points:

1) Allows a user to run Vista Premium instead of home basic.

2) Will run all older games (2+ years old) EASILY. HELL, i play Battlefield 2 and Half-life 2 daily at work on a 7300LE card. They don't look very pretty, but they play just fine. This thing will be far more powerful than a 7300LE...

3) But most people who buy this won't use it for gaming. What about people who need it for technical drawing? It will run most CAD programs with flying colors...

4) What about HTPC enthusiasts who want to decode hi-def content. Integrated graphics won't cut it, but an 8500GT is noisy and overkill...

5) What about people who have early/low-end PCIex PCs with integrated graphics, but want a nice $40 "boost" until they can afford a new PC?

6) What about people who do basic photoshopping/graphic editing?

The list goes on....

Dell will probably sell 100,000+ of these by year's end...
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post #70 of 75
Graphics card companies make the vast majority of their income from entry and mid-level cards... never their flagships. While the highend cards have better margins, the volume is magnitudes smaller than lowend. This is where the money is... and this is why the mid-level ATI cards are more important to them than the 2800XT.
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