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Nvidia or ATI video cards in high quality movies (blu-ray)

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 16, 2010 12:13:15 PM

What you think, which cards have better display in high quality movies (HD or blu-ray), Nvidia or ATI?
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2010 12:17:30 PM

Probably ATI with the newer technology. HD5450 would be good.
March 16, 2010 1:08:36 PM

ATI. I've recently compared both a 9800GT and HD 3870 (can't afford a high end card yet) neither which are new cards and the 3870 wins hands down, a noticeably sharper and cleaner picture. I'm not completely sure if avivo was improved drastically with the 48xx and 58xx cards but I do believe the purevideo version is the same version on the GTX 2xx cards as the 92b cards so no improvement. I'd say do with ATI and would recommend a similar card that shadow187 mentioned unless you plan on gaming as well.
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March 16, 2010 1:26:21 PM

In spite of high performance in ATI 5XXX series, they say that Nvidia has more qualititative cards than ATI.

what you say about this?
a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 1:34:28 PM

get whichever is cheaper so long as you'll strictly just watch movies on it.

as far as quality is concerned, between a gtx260-216/4850/4870/4670 i noticed no significant difference in picture quality. only that its easier to implement ycbcr on nvidia cards which resulted to better contrast quality.
March 17, 2010 7:25:41 PM

What I really noticed between the two was purevideo produced a picture that looked like it had a soft filter over it and occasional ghosting, neither of which I experienced with avivo. Don't get me wrong, purevideo is not horrible but in my experience not as good as avivo.
a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2010 7:31:34 PM

You don't need a particularly strong card to decode blu-ray. Something budget would do.
a b U Graphics card
March 17, 2010 9:30:07 PM

rofl_my_waffle said:
You don't need a particularly strong card to decode blu-ray. Something budget would do.

I dont even think there is a Bluray playback software that offloads the decoding to the GPU, usually it's the CPU and usually a 1.6 ghz atom, or 2.0 ghz amd single core can handle the task.