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Best Graphic Card For Displaying to HDTV

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December 2, 2011 5:30:44 AM

Hello I was just wondering if you guys could give me some advice. As of right now I have an Nvidia GT 440. It does okay for what I do. VERY moderate gaming, and watching movies. But when I hook it up to my HDTV via HDMI, I find that the picture on the TV is very unpleasant. After tweaking the television it looks alright. But I really want an upgrade in general. My room mate has an Apple MacBook Pro that he hooks up via HDMI and it looks awesome right off the bat. No tweaking on television required. I want this kind of performance on a new graphics card. Should I buy an ATI/AMD card? I dont want to spend more than $200. THANKS!
a c 143 U Graphics card
December 2, 2011 6:55:34 AM

Hello and Welcome.
What's your HDTV maximum resolution ? Anyway $200 can bring you a High end GPU such as GTX 560ti or HD 6950 1 GB but those cards are meant for intensive gameplay at high quality settings, so i guess you'd be more than fine with a mid range GPU such as HD 6790.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 2, 2011 7:16:58 AM

What are your full system specs?(CPU,RAM.etc.)

What is the make/model of your PSU?

I would suggest going with a 6870 or 6850.Both are fine for what you need them to do and should last you a long time if you are just a moderate gamer.Both offer a huge improvement over the GT440.
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December 4, 2011 5:24:04 AM

I have an Intel Core i7 2600
Corsair GS600 600watt PSU
12 GB DDR3 Memory
Windows 7 Ultimate
New ASRock Mobo

The tv is a 1080p Insignia LED
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 4, 2011 5:57:09 AM

What games do you play?
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a c 143 U Graphics card
December 4, 2011 12:29:14 PM

OK, you'll be more than fine with HD 6950, but you need to push your budget a little bit.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 4, 2011 12:42:34 PM

The OP said they're just a moderate gamer.If that's the case then I don't think spending more than $200 is needed.You could even find a card for $100 and it will still be a lot better than a MacBook Pro and that's what the OP was referencing to,lol.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
December 4, 2011 12:48:58 PM

Actually when i saw that he had a mosnter CPU and a nice rig at all, i said why not complete it with a high end GPU :D 
And yea, as i stated in the first post any mid range card will be perfect, specially if it was the HD 6790.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 4, 2011 2:35:05 PM

Yah I was surprised to see the OP had a 2600.

I would suggest the 6850 over the 6790.The 6850 only costs $20 more,it's faster and it consumes less power(as strange as that is).
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a c 143 U Graphics card
December 4, 2011 3:01:41 PM

Yes, that's true.
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