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Nvidia GeForce 8500GT vs ATI Radeon HD 4200

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 14, 2010 4:12:28 PM

I'm looking to hook my desktop up to my Sony Bravia 32"LCD TV for movies and gaming, and while trying to decide which output to use, I came across this dillema.

I have a Gigabyte MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard with an onboard ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card. The motherboard has VGA, DVI, and HDMI outputs.

I am currently using an Nvidia GeForce 8500GT, which offers VGA, DVI, and S-Video outputs.

My TV has VGA, HDMI, and and component inputs.

I have been using the 8500 via a VGA cable and an audio cable, but I was thinking of switching to my onboard 4200 so I can use one HDMI cable.

How do these two options compare? Is one of these options clearly superior? Should I purchase a DVI to component cable and test each of them?

Thanks in advance?
a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2010 12:45:31 AM

8500 GT all the way plus you could just use a DVI to HDMI adapter or cable from to hook up to the TV. Although you still may have to use a separate audio cable depends...
a c 189 U Graphics card
November 15, 2010 9:19:32 AM

use DVI to HDMI active adapter...