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HTPC video card that can play 10 bit encoded videos

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December 15, 2011 9:44:29 PM

Hi guys,

I was searching in google for video cards that can support 10 bit video encoding/decoding but didn't find anything. I was wondering if anyone can recommend me a cheapish video card that can support 10 bit video encoding/decoding and also with true hd audio bit streaming.

Video card is used for a HTPC with a 500w power supply.
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December 15, 2011 10:17:58 PM

most modern GPU's can do this just get a video playing software that can do 10bit thats the main thing. potplayer i think
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December 15, 2011 10:20:30 PM

read somewhere in the internet that most nvidia video cards can't do true hd audio bitstreaming, is that true?
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December 15, 2011 10:29:30 PM

Yeah, for some reason some of the high end Nvidia cards don't bitstream HD audio over HDMI. The 570 and the 580 can't do it. Most/All of the current lower end Nvidia cards can bitstream. You'll have to check the specific video chipset to see if it bitstreams HD audio.

All of the current AMD cards bitstream over HDMI though.
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December 15, 2011 10:48:22 PM

rwpritchett said:
Yeah, for some reason some of the high end Nvidia cards don't bitstream HD audio over HDMI. The 570 and the 580 can't do it. Most/All of the current lower end Nvidia cards can bitstream. You'll have to check the specific video chipset to see if it bitstreams HD audio.

All of the current AMD cards bitstream over HDMI though.


So amd cards then... i was thinking between the HD6670 or the HD6570... would it matter if its GDDR3 or a GDDR5 is better? Also, i' ll probably do little gaming on the htpc (League of Legends)
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December 15, 2011 10:54:22 PM

kiwing82 said:
would it matter if its GDDR3 or a GDDR5 is better? Also, i' ll probably do little gaming on the htpc (League of Legends)


For video there is no difference between GDDR3 or GDDR5. However, for games you want GDDR5 (DDR5) since textures can load faster into memory.
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December 15, 2011 11:03:18 PM

do you have your htpc already?? if not... then i suggest you build one with an AMD APU you wont need a discrete video card for it and will work just perfect with league of legends :) 
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December 15, 2011 11:27:15 PM

jaguarskx said:
For video there is no difference between GDDR3 or GDDR5. However, for games you want GDDR5 (DDR5) since textures can load faster into memory.


Got it, so it's GDDR5 then... next is between HD6570 and HD6670. The HD6670 is a few bucks higher but I'm not to sure about the HD6670's performance difference is worth the few bucks.
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December 15, 2011 11:34:31 PM

makafri said:
do you have your htpc already?? if not... then i suggest you build one with an AMD APU you wont need a discrete video card for it and will work just perfect with league of legends :) 



I already have a htpc. Its just that I feel the on-board nvidia gpu isn't quiet performing well now with the 10 bit videos, league of legends, and not-so-nice audio via hdmi
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