Video card for hd file playback with old hardware

Hi, i would like to connect via hdmi my pc to my full hd tv. I have old components (pentium4 3 gb and 2gb ram) and I'm wondering if a new video card can manage the playback of full hd video (blu ray iso 1:1). Does the cpu count in this case or it's all on the gpu? Which card should I choose?

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  1. old components...how old(ie agp or pci xpress) hard to find card for agp with hdmi most will have dvi but will give you hd.
  2. te100 said:
    old components...how old(ie agp or pci xpress) hard to find card for agp with hdmi most will have dvi but will give you hd.


    My motherboard is a P5VD1-X (asus) and if i'm not wrong it has pci express slot
  3. That mobo has both an AGP and a PCIe x16 (runs at x4 speed) slots. This system also uses an old Via chipset. Video playback on a 1080p HDTV is going to be poor, at best, even with a stronger GPU. Adding a PCIe video card like a HD6570 would help, but I think the money would be better spent on upgrading the entire system to something far more capable.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102994
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