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Any reason get GTS 450 over GT 430 for BluRay 3D only?

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I'd like to upgrade my HTPC to be able to play BluRay 3D and I need a low profile video card (since the HTPC is rack mounted in 2U case).

I'm looking at the nVidia GTS 450 and GT 430.

Is there any reason at all to get the GTS 450 over the GT 430 if I'm only going to play video content (ie. BluRay 3D, etc)?

Does the GTS 450 take more of a load off the CPU than the GT 430?
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Heya

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nvidi...D-169945.shtml

You can read that and maybe get a better understanding.
Video cards all have there different benefits, as you spend more the btter they are.

What do you mean by take off the load?
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Originally Posted by sofakng View Post
I'd like to upgrade my HTPC to be able to play BluRay 3D and I need a low profile video card (since the HTPC is rack mounted in 2U case).

I'm looking at the nVidia GTS 450 and GT 430.

Is there any reason at all to get the GTS 450 over the GT 430 if I'm only going to play video content (ie. BluRay 3D, etc)?

Does the GTS 450 take more of a load off the CPU than the GT 430?
no
the GT430 should offer plenty of muscle for HD playback

well...unless you fold, then I would suggest the GTS450 over the GT430

otherewise the 430 should do you fine
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I'm talking about reducing CPU usage. For example, if the GT 430 can play Full BluRay 3D HD with 20% CPU usage, would the GTS 450 reduce that to 5% or 10%.

(I'm also wondering about Flash and Silverlight h/w acceleration...)
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I'm talking about reducing CPU usage. For example, if the GT 430 can play Full BluRay 3D HD with 20% CPU usage, would the GTS 450 reduce that to 5% or 10%.

(I'm also wondering about Flash and Silverlight h/w acceleration...)
if your using a GPU/CUDA accelerated player, there should be >5% load on CPU IIRC
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I'd get the GTS 450 so you can fold on it!!!!
    
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The GT430 is more than sufficient for HTPC purposes
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Is there any reason at all to get the GTS 450 over the GT 430 if I'm only going to play video content (ie. BluRay 3D, etc)?

Does the GTS 450 take more of a load off the CPU than the GT 430?
None whatsoever. Both cards should give you around the same level of CPU utilization assuming hardware decode acceleration is working properly.
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post #9 of 11
gt430 is fine, the only reason i could think of for you to use gt450 is either you game @1980p or you fold 24/7. i suggest gt530(should be released around this coming march)
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gt430 is fine, the only reason i could think of for you to use gt450 is either you game @1980p or you fold 24/7. i suggest gt530(should be released around this coming march)
That is one powerful card to handle gaming @1980p..

Really the gt530 is going to be released march, seems kinda early? When does AMD plan to release their low end video cards?
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