Budget Nvidia for 1080p

Hi, just looking to upgrade the graphics card on my old Compaq as it can't quite handle BLU RAY. My only concerns are that the new card is capable of 1080p, and preferably Nvidia as I know that already works with what I have. If it was possible to get something with a HDMI output that would be even better again. As I have no interest in using this machine for any kind of modern games power or memory is a non-issue, as long as it can produce a decent picture quality. Thanks very much.

Cormac

BUDGET RANGE: <60 euros (preferably)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HD Movies -1080p

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Nvidia GeForce 6200 SE, X-Power ATX-450TD

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Pentium D 920 processor, 4 Gigabyte Ram, Asus P5LP-LE
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  1. Sorry, I should have mentioned that the card is intended for a PCI-e slot.
  2. See if Nvidia's Geforce 210 or Geforece GT 220 works for what you are thinking. Not sure what site you are looking at, but here is an example.

    http://www.4launch.nl/shop/#p-4-productid-086093

    the 210 appear closer to 40 euros.
  3. Thanks aebome. Actually, will my crappy Pentium D 920 be capable of BLU RAY when coupled with a decent GPU? I've just been reading around online and apparently I'm going to need a Core 2 minimum.
  4. Do you want HDMI out? If not, you can even drop to an 8 series card.
  5. afromac said:
    Thanks aebome. Actually, will my crappy Pentium D 920 be capable of BLU RAY when coupled with a decent GPU? I've just been reading around online and apparently I'm going to need a Core 2 minimum.


    I think you are approaching minimum specs for playing Blu-ray discs, but from my quick reading it seems that, with a graphics card, it is doable. Playing back high def FILES on the other hand may lead to choppy playback. Depending on how important this is to you, it may be worth a low cost upgrade to a cheap core2duo and 775 socket mobo. I would imagine that you could find that for less than 100 euros and if you have DDR2 ram reuse that. http://www.4launch.nl/shop/#p-4-productid-086093
    http://www.4launch.nl/shop/#p-4-productid-063114

    In answer to your question though, I think that you can get away with the Pentium D for Blu-ray playback.
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