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Although it seems to not even be released, the Splendid HD1 PCIe x1 card is already getting a big brother named Splendid HD MA3850M image enhancement card. With a Mobility Radeon HD 3850 at its core, the upcoming card features Splendid video intelligence technology which enables it to provide better image quality without bothering the CPU much.

The new card also detects the best possible display modes and works accordingly in order to enhance photos, video content and more. Asus' product features an RV670 chip with 320 Stream Processors and 512MB of GRR3 memory and has clocks set to 668 and 1656 MHz respectively. No word on release date for now.


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ERR totally misread that, move on.
post #3 of 23
that would be awesome if i were to build an HTPC soon.
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That cooler is sleek.
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Interesting.
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How would these compare to a normal HD3850?
    
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What's the difference between this and a normal RV670 based video card?
    
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I haven't had the chance to read the article yet, and will when work is over, but as of now here are the top two questions that come to mind:
1) Does this replace a GPU? I assume it does or it would have little point. And if it does replace the GPU, why is it only PCI-E x1? If it has an RV670 core, I would think the PCI-E x1 would bottleneck the processing power of the card.
2) How can it truly be splended with no HDMI connector? You still have to use a DVI-HDMI converter, which will cause some degradation issues. The only reason I can see this not mattering is if an amplifier has input for separate audio channels to go with a sepcific HDMI cable. (I am thinking in terms of HTPC use.)
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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
How would these compare to a normal HD3850?
They wouldn't at all, that's like comparing a sound card to a CPU.

This card is not really a video processing unit. It is something much different.
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post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by CuriouslyHigh View Post
They wouldn't at all, that's like comparing a sound card to a CPU.

This card is not really a video processing unit. It is something much different.
All i see is a video card that uses PCI-E x1 port.

Could you ellaborate on what it actually is?
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