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Queion about ATI 5970

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April 4, 2010 1:51:48 PM

hello

i was thinking of buying a new graphics card for my computer, because i would like to watch high definition movies but my card can't run them properly (it's an nvidia, dont know the model)
so anyhow i see there's a hype about Ati 5970. can it run hd videos? also i've noticed there's a version called HD5970 and just 5970, can the first one play videos and the second can't?

Thanks for your help in advance

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a c 130 U Graphics card
April 4, 2010 2:00:12 PM

Na. all 5970s are the same.

But if all you want is to watch videos in high definition and not do any gaming, just grab an HD5670. $500 cheaper, lol, it'll suit your needs just fine.
a c 1410 U Graphics card
April 4, 2010 2:20:42 PM

Even HD5450 is enough for videos if no gaming is involved. It is all based as well on the rest of your system specs.
a c 169 U Graphics card
April 4, 2010 2:26:38 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
HD 5970 and 5970 are the same,and yes it can play HD videos fine but as posters above said,there is no need to get such a card if you just want to play movies.
There are lots of cheaper cards that can play HD videos fine
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