Looking for a new video card

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  1. EricDeB

    EricDeB Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey guys I just built my new PC which is blazing fast but I'm still running my super old video card in it and I have every intention of purchasing a new one. I don't need it to do any capturing because I have a Hauppauge PVR350, which does the job. I'd like to be able to output MPEG4 video though, and that is pretty much my only requirement. I don't play that many computer games but I do a lot of video encoding and I like to output movies onto my tv. Right now I'm thinking either the Radeon 9700 pro or the 9800 pro, but I could be easily convinced to buy something else. What would you guys recommend?

    Thanks
    Eric
     
  2. Chris

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    9800 Pro is a pretty good buy for the desktop at it's price point.. It will accelerate DiVX, but not WMV or other formats, so it's a tradeoff.

    If you need to accelerate WMV9 type formats, you might look to Nvidia's 6xxx series of cards.
     
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    The 6600 would work out well for you. If you go with the BFG line you will get a lifetime warranty on the card.
     
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    Christo Ramo Stunt Coordinator

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    How do you like the hauppauge card? Could you tell me all about it?

    I just built a new machine as well.

    p4 3.0
    1gig ram
    256 mb ati radeon 9600 pro - got it really cheap!

    I love that card, and I have been playing some games with it too! Runs like a champ. Having all of that ram really helps out, on the mb and the card.
     

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