I am building a new pc and i want to put in a blueray drive. What gfx card is best for getting maximum high definition picture quality?
Now Ive got alot of ppl on one hand telling me that a cheaper gfx card will do while Ive read articles that send me in the opposite direction.
And then there are those people looking for some form of home entertainment computer. The trick here is to pick a card that will keep the load away from the computer's core processing power. TV playback, for instance, has modest requirements (although naturally you'll be looking for a graphics card that can take an input from your aerial or satellite box, for instance), while processing the likes of forthcoming HDTV images needs more power. Even so, we're still talking an expenditure topping out at around the £100 mark.
Now im not a pc gamer so the gaming aspect is irrelevant. However i do love my movies and am looking to build a pc that can handle any high definition movie etc. I will be building my pc around a quadcore intel q6600.
Any advice and suggestions will be greatfuilly recieved
Get a Radeon 4670. Any Radeon from the 4000 series can offload alot of the work for processing HD movies from your CPU. The radeon series also allows you to output audio via HDMI directly from the graphics card. If you wanted something really cheap the Radeon 4550 would probably do the job just fine.