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Are there any half-height PCI Express cards that support BluRay 3D?

I'm upgrading my system to 3D and my rack-mounted HTPC doesn't have room for a full-height PCI Express card. That means I need to buy a new case or a new video card...

I'm partial to nVidia but I think I read that ATI has better BluRay (image) quality...
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This GT 430 low profile will work fine. If you want some more power though, go for This GTS 450 low profile card. It is two slots wide though.
     
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Are there any half-height PCI Express cards that support BluRay 3D?

I'm upgrading my system to 3D and my rack-mounted HTPC doesn't have room for a full-height PCI Express card. That means I need to buy a new case or a new video card...

I'm partial to nVidia but I think I read that ATI has better BluRay (image) quality...
When did that happen?

nVidia is still the king when it comes to image sharpness.
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If you want some more power though, go for This GTS 450 low profile card. It is two slots wide though.
I have one of these for sale if you're interested...?
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If you want 3D... go with NVIDA hands down. AMD is not doing much to support 3D.
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Is there any reason to get the GTS 450 over the GT 430 if I only plan on playing BluRay 3D? Does the GTS 450 offload more from the CPU or anything? (or accelerate Flash/Silverlight more?)

EDIT: Also, EVGA or ASUS? The darn EVGA card doesn't include the low profile bracket and it looks like EVGA is the only seller for that. (it's only $5 but will take over a week to get here... not sure if I should just get the ASUS for $10 cheaper plus it includes the bracket)
Edited by sofakng - 1/25/11 at 5:31am
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Originally Posted by sofakng View Post
Is there any reason to get the GTS 450 over the GT 430 if I only plan on playing BluRay 3D? Does the GTS 450 offload more from the CPU or anything? (or accelerate Flash/Silverlight more?)

EDIT: Also, EVGA or ASUS? The darn EVGA card doesn't include the low profile bracket and it looks like EVGA is the only seller for that. (it's only $5 but will take over a week to get here... not sure if I should just get the ASUS for $10 cheaper plus it includes the bracket)
If all you're doing is 3D Bluray playback, then just get the 430. I suggested the 450 in case you also wanted to do something more graphically intensive, like games and the such.

I didn't notice the EVGA card doesn't come with a half-height bracket, I suggested it for its warranty, but if the Asus card has the bracket, go for it!
     
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