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Maybe you should ask why you are using vista
Zing! Ouch.
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But honestly, if you are not lacking any features you need (bitstream or 3D) why upgrade. HTPC's are supposed to be cheap and last a few years
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post #13 of 16
I have an 8800 running 1080p content to 47" LCD. Works fine.

If you are looking to upgrade i'd go passive GPU with a small SSD and build/buy NAS for your platter drives and you'd have a pretty silent HTPC/Desktop with your storage off in a closet somewhere.
    
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
The picture is fine most of the time, and really good with the right source. I am just wondering if I might be shorting myself somehow. Plus, Vista says my graphics suck, and if Vista says it sucks....
Maybe I should ask which card will get me a 5.9 rating in Vista?
If the card does everything you need it to, why would you care for a number in Windows' highly erratic Windows Experience Index?
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No upgrade then. Thanks.
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A 5550 is best choice for an HTPC it seems and you can get them passive cooled so no noise at all



ATI: It seems that ATI’s background with the production of processing chips for digital TVs still gives it some kind of advantage. Even budget cards like the passively cooled Sapphire HD 5550 generate similar video quality when compared with nVidia’s flagship GTX480. Obviously a lot of this is down to driver development and advancements. For now, KitGuru can state clearly that ATI’s Radeon HD 5000 series cards offer the best HD video reproduction quality available in the market.

http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...-and-intel/43/
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