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OK so I got a cheap GPU. I don't do any gaming so I thought that I wouldn't need a better GPU. Basically my PC is a HTPC. But, now I'm getting more into HD content and looking for a GPU that decodes in hardware Mpeg2,4, H.264 and so fourth. Also one that displays great HD.

So what's a good card in the $250 range? I'm also not strictly ATI, if theres a good NVIDIA card I'd consider that too.
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My 7600GT has hardware decoding. But for $250, you can do better.
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Originally Posted by KloroFormd View Post
My 7600GT has hardware decoding. But for $250, you can do better.
Hey if there is a good one under $250.00 I'm all for that. I just want a good card that's no more or less than I need for watching good HD.
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A 7 series card will do you really great for HD decoding.
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8600 is good too.
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Get an 8-series or an HD series card. They all have advanced HD encoding, and HDCP (at least the 8600 and up do). I would get an HD 2400 or HD 2600 when they come out, as they come with a DVI-HDMI converter.
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I recently posted an article in the news section about this exact topic.
http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...-part-2-a.html

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Yes thats what the X1300 Pro comes with. If thats what you mean.
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The 8600s come with H.264 decoding
 
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