What is the better option for hd playback, streaming, ... and more

Among GMA X4500HD, HD 6450, and HD 6570, are they similar enough by today's standard? I want to be able to do HD playback, streaming, and plus who knows what will come in 2-3 years. Should I consider HD 6570 or 6450, or leave with GMA X4500HD? I don't have other options, provided I upgrade the PSU.

Please share your thoughts. Thanks.
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  1. Whats your system specs...
    What PSU, CPU and motherboard do you have at the moment?
  2. Hjgrove said:
    Whats your system specs...
    What PSU, CPU and motherboard do you have at the moment?


    e8400, 4GB RAM, and 280w PSU. Plan to hook up dual LCDs, either upgrade to the either video card, or get the displayport adapter. The concern is .... if I should spend on discrete video card, given they are 2008 technology.
  3. your PSU is going to hold you back, if its a 2-3 year investment i would consider a new PC
  4. I am not a gamer. My usage of a PC include the typical web surfing, video (HD) playback from youtube, watch video, and use of Microsoft Office. I thought the e8400 can handle all of above well, doesn't it?

    If I should consider a new PC, what should I get?

    Beezy said:
    your PSU is going to hold you back, if its a 2-3 year investment i would consider a new PC
  5. Quad Intel would be much better . core i5 possibly. i7 has hyper threading but I'm not convinced you'll need it. Intel CPUs have good SSE instruction sets (developed by intel) which is helpful for video edits and playback etc. It doesn't have to be a huge investment either to be a good upgrade
  6. Based on how I would use the PC, do you think HD 6570 makes a difference over HD 6450, or the GMA X4500HD?

    If I stay put with GMA X4500HD, will the performance become slugglish?

    Beezy said:
    Quad Intel would be much better . core i5 possibly. i7 has hyper threading but I'm not convinced you'll need it. Intel CPUs have good SSE instruction sets (developed by intel) which is helpful for video edits and playback etc. It doesn't have to be a huge investment either to be a good upgrade
  7. no you wont see a big updrade with that GPU. the things you do that arent gaming, are CPU bound. GPU will only help with gaming here really
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