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What is the best graphics card for watching mpeg-movies?

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2001 8:19:33 AM

What is the best (new) graphics card for watching mpeg-movies with an old computer (AMD 400MHz)?
CPU load while watching, price and 2D quality are the major factors in that order. AGP preferred.

I couldn't find good benchmarks.
March 13, 2001 12:20:38 PM

You can get a Creative Labs Dxr3 addon card. It has a tv output and 5.1 channel dolby digital support using a streaming spdif output. It will work beside your existing graphics card.


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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
March 13, 2001 12:28:49 PM

I have the Radeon 64 MB VIVO AGP. I have been really impressed with the MPG playback and overall 2-D quality and performance. Several reviews I have read say that it's DVD playback quality and performance is unmatched. I can tell a definite difference in quality between it and my GeForce 2-GTS 32 MB.
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March 13, 2001 12:41:50 PM

ATI Rage Fury Pro

- JW
March 13, 2001 7:52:40 PM

Any Radeon will give outstanding mpeg and mpegII viewing.
March 14, 2001 1:17:07 AM

Sad but true.

Anyway check out a gefore2 mx I would not spend very much for a new card.
mbaha


“Build your own you will love it more”
March 14, 2001 1:33:10 AM

Well a Radeon LE goes for less than $90 and one with TV output goes for less than $100. Throw the Rage series pro/128/pro in the trash. Just my opinion.
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