Radeon HD 4670 or 5570 w/ S-Video?
Alright so I'm in the market for a video card. My budget is in the $75-100 range. So I've been looking at the ATI Radeon HD 4670 and 5570. However, I watch a lot of movies and tv shows. I use the s-video out feature on my current card a lot and need on on the card I'm looking to get. The problem is...I can't find s-video out on the 5570's. I have found them on the HD 4670's, but on every one the Memory Clock Speed is half the speed of the non-"S-video" cards. Most of the 4670 cards have 750 MHz Core Clock speed and 1600 Memory clock speed. Now I found an XFX 4670, but the Memory clock speed dropped to 800 MHz and it is running DDR2 RAM instead of GDDR3. It seems like the card manufacturers lowered the specs on all of the s-video out cards. I found a Jaton Radeon HD 4670 with 640 Stream Processors but I can't find any specs for the core clock or memory clock speeds. I have however seen pictures of a HIS Radeon HD 4670 ICEQ video card with 750/2000 MHz, and S-video out, so I ordered it form tigerdirect, and they said they no longer carry that model. Can someone please help me find either a 5570 with s-video out, or a 4670 with s-video out with decent specs? (i.e.: DDR3, 1400+ MHz Core Memory Clock, 320 memory stream processors)
Are you solely using the card for the S-Video? The HD5450 is great for non-gaming machines.
Otherwise, take a look at the HD5670. At $85, it's one of the best cards for the money, and great at gaming.
There is one option, but is currently out of stock:
ASUS EN9600GT Silent/2D/512M GeForce 9600 GT:
No, I use it for gaming, but I also watch a lot of videos with it. I recently saw the 4770 card and it looked like it may be a good option as well. I don't have any desire to go with the geforce cards. I just haven't had good luck with them in the past. (I know different people have different opinions) It looks like I may have to spend a little more money on the XFX 4770, but it looks like a great video card. despite only having 512 MB RAM. It seems like the other specs make up for it in comparison with the 4670. here is a link.