I have a GT218 Ion card I just installed into a MSI 890GXM-G65 with an FX-4170 CPU. 2x2gb G skill ram. Win 7 64 bit. 46" LED samsung tv (hdmi)
My display is fine. It plays bluray movies great. But, it seems like my CPU is playing the movie. 20-30% usage on each core. This seems high for using a video card, no? Before I put in this card I just used the onboard for video. It did a great job as I am not a gamer. This is a rig for Bluray and music. I dropped in the card just to make it a bit smoother. I just cant imagine its actually doing any work.
I ran PC Wizard 2012 and it gave me the GPU temp and % and it said 35c and 0% while playing avatar.
CPU-z and in the top right the PC Wizard showing gfx load 0%. Please, ignore the time and date as I reset cmos after a bad OC. System is currently stock speeds.