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Hello,

A friend and I are trying to put together a very small business catering to a niche market. One thing we are trying to do is get the price down way low. In the places I'd usually say, "It's only $10 more dollars, now I am saying, "IT'S $10 MORE DOLLARS! NO!"

So one of the boards we were looking at was this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130288&cm_re=740G-_-13-130-288-_-Product

My question is how well the 740G chipset performs. I would think it would perform well with desktop effects and regular videos, but I'm wondering what kind of HD performance it would have.

Maybe someone who has a 740G board or knows more about it could help out?

Thanks a lot.
Edited by TheLaw - 1/4/11 at 3:44pm
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Your link is not working right.
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It's too old to even have UVD 1. It might do MPEG2 accell, but even an underclocked atom can handle that at 1080p.

EDIT: to be clear, the HD2xxx IGP (740G) is based on the 690G chipset, and has a R400 GPU in it (X800 and stuff tongue.gif).
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**There was nothing wrong posting it in the AMD section, so here is my post again if you missed it

It DOES NOT provide hardware acceleration for HD playback, so it doesn't help with videos

so if you must do 1080p on that get a good CPU or a dedicated video card
btw dont expect to multitask on it while playing HD on CPU, cuz it'll lag like hell (unless its a quad core)

use the 785G for your very small business, "IT'S ONLY $10 MOAR! YES!" but it'll get the job done for the cheapest material
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Sorry fixed it...Hmmm...Too old. I guess we can suck it up and get an 880G, but I'm still curious.
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I get the point. We are trying to market computers for seniors. I've been doing some pretty hardcore hacking/messing around with Ubuntu and we are trying to get an OS that is easier and less confusing for an old-er person to use. It's still just a quivering thought, but we have lots of plans already made up. Budgets, marketing, advertising etc is already pretty well thought out...

We're only expecting maybe one or two sales a month (if any), but we want to try our luck in this market.

I doubt that gramps is going to be running H.264 1080p out to his 60" plasma...but we do want to insure that you'll be able to do it just in case. wink.gif
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UVD2 might be an important factor, Flash 10.1 requires UVD2 on ATI/AMD GPUs and flash 10.1 can be important for accelerating YouTube, whether HD or not. Minimum 785G/880G supports UVD2.
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Alright thanks. I guess we'll step up to an 880G.
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How about HD3000 (760G/780L)?
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How about HD3000 (760G/780L)?

It should handle it only if it's HD3200 series.
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