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What to buy - Video/Graphics Card

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
January 5, 2011 4:02:16 PM

Need advice on what Video Card to buy for the resolution/Blu Ray: I am not a Gamer
Resolution: 1900x1200 Monitor
Sony BWU-500S 12X Blu-Ray Writer - BD-R 12X, BD-DL 8X, BD-RE 2X, DVD±R 16X, DVD±R DL 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 24X, 8MB, SATA, Internal
Intel GMA X4500 Graphics Integrated, 1759.0 MB (max) Built in motherboard

Intel Pentium E5300 / 2.6 GHz, Quad-Core, 64-bit, Intel G43 Express, 800.0 MHz, 750.0 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 7200.0 rpm, DDR@ SDRAM 6.0 GB, 1.0 x Serial ATA - Integrated, Serial ATA-300, 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD) 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD) / 5x (DVD-RAM) / 8x (DVD Double layer), Sound card - Integrated, High Definition Audio, Network adapter - Integrated, 16 in 1 card reader, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition, Intel GMA X4500 Graphics Integrated, 1759.0 MB (max) Built in motherboard
Monitor: ASUS VW266H - 25.5"

January 6, 2011 2:46:04 PM

Thanks for the time taken to reply.
I ran cyberlink software and the results came up as follows:

Hardware Dual-Video DeCoding Capability for H.264 - None
Hardware Dual-Video DeCoding Capability for MPEG-2 - None
Hardware Dual-Video DeCoding Capability for VC-1 - None
Dual Video decoding capability for MVC
(I suppose this card has the above….nvidia geforce 9600gt)
I need which video card to go for. Should I go for Asus products and if yes which one please.

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January 7, 2011 5:01:09 AM

What about this EVGA 01G-P3-1467-AR GeForce GTX 465?
It might meet your needs well. Hope u find the best bet. Good luck for u.

Do not buy the GTX 465 if you are not a gamer. There is no need to spend $150+ card for watching movies.

My recommendation is a HD 5570 for $60 after rebate. It good enough for watching movies, general tasks and web based (Flash) games. This card is comparable to the slightly older HD 4670 which was considered a mainstream gaming card back when it was introduced.

The following are specs for the HD 5570 from AMD's site:

Here's a review of the HD 5570 which focuses on video quality:

There's a sub-forum for video cards which I suggest that you post your next question if you do not think the HD 5570 is sufficient for your needs. I only came across your thread by accident.
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January 7, 2011 5:39:49 PM

Took your advise and ordered the card. reference to newegg Tomshardware forum given.
I will try and let you know my experience.
Thanks for your help.
January 17, 2011 12:20:20 PM

Best answer selected by nageshganta.