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512MB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6450 [DVI, HDMI. VGA adapter] vs 1GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForc

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December 28, 2011 4:14:52 AM

hello,
which one is better?
for hd 1080p videos

512MB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6450 [DVI, HDMI. VGA adapter]

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1GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT520 [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter]

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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 4:51:03 AM

AMD hands down. There have been a couple of comparisons. Even better would be the 5670 or the 6670 if you can afford them. They are only $15 to $20 more expensive and support more decoding quality settings. DVD upconversion looks unreal with the right settings. It isn't high def but I would call the result high def-ish.

However, if you are on a budget, either of the cards you selected will decode 1080p.
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December 28, 2011 4:53:44 AM

Yea, I would spend $20 more on the 6670, awesome value card

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a c 81 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 5:10:08 AM

for video playback, the 6450 is better than the geforce gt 520. radeons consistently score higher in hqv benchmarks (hd video processing) than nvidia.
just saying:
you could also look into a llano a6/a8 apu + a75/a55 mobo if you're building an htpc.
6670 1 gb gddr5 is a much better card - it's the most powerful card that does not require an extra pcie connector.
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December 28, 2011 5:16:57 AM

Honestly, the GT520 is pretty lame in terms of graphics cards. It is probably the worst "display" based card out there.

Depending on what you want to do, I would highly recommend the Radeon 5670 or 6670. They are cheap and powerful; what more could you want?

Even the 5570 or the 6570 would be better, yet if its between those 2 and those 2 only, the 6450 is the best of the two.
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