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Is an ATI 6870 enough?

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December 24, 2011 8:52:54 AM

I just wanted to know if my Radeon 6870 graphics card is strong enough to play a blu-ray disk on my computer. If it will just play it then it is fine, but if it won't work at all can a better one be suggested that isn't too high in price. Thanks in advance...

my specs include:
Coolermaster HAF 922
core i7 3930k (3.2 ghz-3.9)
8 gigs of (2gigsx4) of quad channel Ram DDR3-1600
Asrock extreme 4 Motherboard (quad channel memory, 4 dimm slots, LGA2011, 5x sata 6.0 Gbs, and UEFI Bios)
700 Watt PSU
LG Blu-ray Drive
Closed loop liquid CPU cooling
Seagate 7200 RPM 500 gig drive
22" inch LED monitor 1920x1080p


(rate my build if you'd like...)

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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 9:01:25 AM

Of course mate! Bluray is a simple task for a GPU. Even 6570-6670 can do it.

And for your system 99/10. It's an overkill system when you only do Blu Ray!
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a c 109 U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 9:02:10 AM

that is played by the blu ray player, but you can use gpu acceleration to enhance your experience.
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December 24, 2011 9:23:41 AM

Something about this post seems off....Why are you sinking money into an i7 3930k just for bluray? Hell, if you even have to ask a question like this, I can't imagine you using your PC for anything that requires such a processor, let alone an unlocked one for overclocking.

I'm pretty sure an i3 with integrated graphics would be capable of bluray play back.
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December 24, 2011 9:30:31 AM

rb420 said:
Something about this post seems off....Why are you sinking money into an i7 3930k just for bluray? Hell, if you even have to ask a question like this, I can't imagine you using your PC for anything that requires such a processor, let alone an unlocked one for overclocking.

I'm pretty sure an i3 with integrated graphics would be capable of bluray play back.

HP Mini - 311 Intel Atom single core 1.6ghz Nvidia 9400M 512mb GPU comes with opyional blu ray player burner and plays them just fine in fact it makes them look brilliant on such a small 11.6" screen 1366x768.
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December 24, 2011 10:33:47 AM

Strong enough for bluray playback? Even IGP can handle them, a 6870 is overkill.

Also, big mismatch to pair up i7 3930k (top end) with 6870 (mid range). For gaming, too much CPU and too little GPU. Drop the x79 and go for a z68 and get at least a 6970.
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December 24, 2011 11:07:00 AM

Pyree said:
Strong enough for bluray playback? Even IGP can handle them, a 6870 is overkill.

Also, big mismatch to pair up i7 3930k (top end) with 6870 (mid range). For gaming, too much CPU and too little GPU. Drop the x79 and go for a z68 and get at least a 6970.

Z68 is pure marketing Bull P67 FTW plus i7 3939k is overkill for just gaming and for 1080p the 6870 is mint.
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December 24, 2011 11:42:58 AM

Headspin_69 said:
Z68 is pure marketing Bull P67 FTW plus i7 3939k is overkill for just gaming and for 1080p the 6870 is mint.

maybe he does other things besides watching blu ray movies :kaola: 
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December 24, 2011 11:56:44 AM

amuffin said:
maybe he does other things besides watching blu ray movies :kaola: 

even then save the money and purchase 2600K and OC to 4.8ghz to 5ghz for excellent performance for half the price of 3930k
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December 24, 2011 12:15:45 PM

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:pfff:  - whatever..
P67 boards do not run Ivy if and when wanting to go that route, Z68 is definitely a better option.
i7-3939 is overkill and expensive, I'll give you that.

Lets wait until the software catches up to the performance of 2600K and 2500K before we get all excited about Ivys 6-8% increase LOL.
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a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 1:31:51 PM

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more to it than that.
power consumption as well as the higher clocks and cooler temps.
look at the bigger pic as well.

low heat and power consumption and 5ghz is already great enough for now.
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December 24, 2011 11:57:28 PM

wow ok... let me just clarify that this was only a question. I know exactly why I bought the components that I have. I am an engineering student as well as a guy that likes to do some graphic design, so I need the CPU power to help with render times and for a nice responsive system.

I have the 6870 because it was a pretty good mid-range card that I could use for some moderate gaming and to use some of the applications. I also am saving a bit of money so that I can pair the 3930k with a nice Quadro FX card from Nvidia.

The program that came with the blu-ray player was questioning the power of my 6870 and said that I wasn't ready to watch Blu-rays.

I guess I should have been a bit more clear... my bad
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December 24, 2011 11:58:44 PM

BTW my rig is currently OC'd at 4.2 GHz stable... I don't want to push to much more
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January 2, 2012 7:21:11 PM

Best answer selected by melead.
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