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Totally confused by video card options...

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Here is my current system:

Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz
ASUS P8Z68-M Pro
8GB DDR3 1333 RAM

I am looking at a decent video card that will bump up the HD output for pushing blu-ray video to a 42" 1080p TV. Video game performance is not a real issue.

I used http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ (the same guys I went to for CPU info) to find cards that have a high value (performance/cost) and found the following cards:

GeForce GT 240 - 770 @ ~$40:
- PNY Verto VCGGT2401D3XPB GeForce GT 240 1GB

GeForce GTX 465 - 2490 @ ~$100:
- (brands I've never heard of)

Radeon HD 6670 - 1353 @ ~$100:
- ASUS EAH6670/DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB
- MSI R6670-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB

Radeon HD 5670 - 1241 @ ~$90:
- XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB
- HIS IceQ H567Q1GD Radeon HD 5670 1GB

Aside from the numerical score provided by vcbenchmark, I really cant tell the difference between the various cards, especially those cards based on the same chip.

What do people think of those options? Why would I go with one brand over another? By brand I mean ASUS, MSI, XFX, HIS, etc.

Thanks in advance for the help
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  1. Best answer
    Friend, you motherboard is far beyong capable of doing 1080p Blu-ray. Wait till next year to get a graphics card, and only if you want better gaming.
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