Asus 5450 vs Gigabyte 210 video card
Hello, So I bought the gigabyte GE-force 210 for a dedicated HTPC and I am reading reviews on the ASUS that look good. Should I just leave it be and stick with the 210? or try and exchange it. I am mainly watching 720p movies
Yes, keep it. That card is fine for 1080p movies. If you are interested in their comparisons, look at some of the older graphic card reviews or the hierarchy charts.
This is a chart of graphics cards the shows where they fall in order of best to worse and compares levels with Nvidia and AMD. Of the two cards in question the 5450 is rated higher then the 210. Do you only watch movies or do you do some gameing as well. Also if you don't mind listing the components of your computer including the power supply and what kind of money you are looking to spend.
Without knowing any of that info I would say that you could jump over the 5450 and look at the 440 which is higher than the 5450, and only requires a 300w power supply.
EVGA 01G-P3-1441-KR GeForce GT 440 1024MB (Fermi) DUAL DVI PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card
GIGABYTE GV-N220OC-1GI GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$74.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $54.99
GIGABYTE GV-N440D3-1GI GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$79.99 and a $15 rebate makes it $64.99
Here are a few more to look at if you were shopping around for better prices and we can look at others once you respond with some info.