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6850 vs 7750 in HTPC duty

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May 19, 2012 2:05:41 AM

I know these cards are in a different class, and I'm not looking to buy a card strickly for HTPC duty.

I just want to know, power consumption and price aside, does the 7750 offer any new technology over the 6850 that would benefit HTPC duties?

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May 19, 2012 2:29:49 AM

In short, no. Or at least not that I know of. I mean, even the Intel HD Graphics 2000 will do 3D Blu-ray playback over HDMI, so either of those cards would do fine. The 6850 is the more capable card however, so in any gaming application you would see better results with it.
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May 19, 2012 2:44:38 AM

For HTPC use i Would go with a passive 7750. cooler and silent as the grave.
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May 19, 2012 4:32:24 AM

HD7660G would be the best
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May 19, 2012 5:15:32 AM

The 7750 offers AMD's new VCE which can accelerate encoding functions (such as transcoding when ripping a Blu-ray or recording TV). However, AMD still hasn't released the drivers that expose the VCE logic integrated on the 7000 series cards. So the answer to your question is yes, the 7750 would offer superior encoding performance, but only once AMD releases the drivers.
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May 19, 2012 5:52:57 AM

You should really go with Intel's integrated graphics solution. It will save you money which you can invest into better cpu or SSD.
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May 19, 2012 1:25:29 PM

aicom said:
The 7750 offers AMD's new VCE which can accelerate encoding functions (such as transcoding when ripping a Blu-ray or recording TV). However, AMD still hasn't released the drivers that expose the VCE logic integrated on the 7000 series cards. So the answer to your question is yes, the 7750 would offer superior encoding performance, but only once AMD releases the drivers.


what have you heard about how VCE compares to Quick Sync? I don't know much about VCE and haven't read anything recently about it, last I heard was that it would be comparable performance to quick sync, perhaps slightly better.
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May 19, 2012 1:40:16 PM

Sunius said:
You should really go with Intel's integrated graphics solution. It will save you money which you can invest into better cpu or SSD.

Not thrilled with performance of integrated graphics, besides I want to be able to output to more than 2 monitors at one time. i5 2500K and HyperX SSD, GPU is the missing link in my rig. Won't likely be doing any upgrading/new build until Broadwell chips come out.
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