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December 29, 2010 5:27:27 PM

In a HTPC what video card would be better for just watching Blu Ray 3D Movies (ripped) the 580 or the 6970?


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a b U Graphics card
December 29, 2010 5:38:22 PM

What do you mean 3D? As in the ones with glasses?
If so you don't really need a powerful card to watch 3D movies.
The thing is that if you want it to work with a nVidia card you need special stuff.
For an AMD/ATi card you can you use any 3D capable monitor but they are hard to come by in North America.
December 29, 2010 6:36:15 PM

Thanks plznote,

Yes I mean with the 3D TV and the 3D glasses via HDMI 1.4a However I wold love to keep my gaming options open as well. So which ever is better at watching 3D movies (508 or 6970) would be perfect for me as I get more into gaming. So right now I'm only interreted in a sigle card. Duel cards are well in sight as well.

My rig is now being built. This is what I have so far.

Case: Cooler Master HAF X

Mobo: Asus Rampage III

CPU: i7-950 Bloomfield

PSU: Cooler Master 1000W Silent Pro Gold

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 12GB

Now all I need is the video card..

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a b U Graphics card
December 30, 2010 3:39:54 PM

What monitor/TV are you using for this?
I think you should just go for the GTX 570.. NOT the 580.
The 570 will be enough and will save you boatloads of cash...
I recommended the nVidia card because their 3D setup is pretty easy at the moment..
December 30, 2010 4:06:13 PM

OK - Sounds good.

Right now I have a 58 inc. Plasma Panny (1080p). I was wondering would that be good to play games on? If not The viedo card would have to support to TV's one for games and one for movies.

What monitor is good for gamming?

a b U Graphics card
December 30, 2010 4:43:00 PM

Yes, The GTX 570 is superb for 1080p and actually outperforms the Radeon flagship in some games...
In monitors I have limited expertise.. (Sorry) :)