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Card Selection for 52" 1080p LCD TV as Monitor

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 11, 2008 3:06:31 AM

I will be using a 52" Samsung 1080p LCD for a monitor.

I just purchased this Video Card

SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0

The Product Specification says HDMI via adaptor. Is it necessary to consider a "native" HDMI video card or will that take me way to far up in price? Also, I will be using the PC to stream movies and tv shows as well. (, etc.)

Is the current Video Card selected going to make me regret not getting a higher end card? Any opinions? Should I return this card and select a different one.

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November 11, 2008 3:09:50 AM

It should work fine, unless you're really heavy into gaming, in which case something like a 4870 (or a second 4850 for CF) would be better. For what you want, it should work great.
November 11, 2008 3:16:08 AM

Thanks. Doesn't need to be 1080p resolution necessarily. I just don't want jumps or graininess when streaming or gaming.

I think 480p is the highest streaming capable right now through Highspeed Cable ISP's anyway
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November 11, 2008 3:48:26 AM

Then you're set. The 4850 is more than enough for what you need.
November 11, 2008 2:39:07 PM


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