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  • timmydog
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    Originally posted by ultimA View Post
    This card has a passively cooled variant from Asus (see Asus ENGT520 SILENT). I have it in my HTPC with the cheapest dual-core Celeron I could find in my area, and using VDPAU the combination can play anything I throw at it, including 1080p with various encodings or HD flash content.
    I'm looking at this card (or maybe a 530 when it eventually gets released as a non-OEM card) for the same usage but there has been some questions raised about its ability to do advanced de-interlacing in MythTV.

    Have you tried advanced de-interlacing and did it work?

    Thanks,

    Tim

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  • ltcommander.data
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    Originally posted by chithanh View Post
    Thanks for the review. As some people in this forum are pondering whether to pair their SandyBridge setup with such a low-end graphics card, could you include in future tests a comparison against SandyBridge?
    Exactly. At this point the question for any low-end GPU is how does it stack against the modern IGPs in Sandy Bridge and Llano?

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  • Qaridarium
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    Originally posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
    Seems as if AMD graphic cards are more efficient per Watt then their nVidia counterparts. I guess people considering low power usage should use ati cards?
    sure! amd do have many design wins...

    VLIW+SIMD is more effective per watt and per mm? silitium consuming than nvidias risc shaders...

    but amd pay a high price for that because VLIW is hard to handle as a dev...

    but if the driver is ready and polished nvidia can not get any penny.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by curaga View Post
    It uses more power than than the 6570 while delivering 1/2-1/3 the performance and being hot. Mmhm.
    Something is weird with those temp readings. That is an evga card with active cooling and the GT 520s that I have in htpcs are fully passive (Asus) and I can't get them to over 40 c. It's almost like the monitor was reading a Fahrenheit reading or something like the hsf wasn't making good contact.

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  • Panix
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    turn on tearfree, problem solved.
    Or even better, ATI/AMD can fix their drivers.... why should you need a 'tearfree' setting anyway?

    Pathetic...

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  • curaga
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    It uses more power than than the 6570 while delivering 1/2-1/3 the performance and being hot. Mmhm.

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  • mugginz
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    turn on tearfree, problem solved.
    Tearfree has its own issues.

    I just live with the tearing at the moment.

    It's not like I can go with an nVidia solution for triple monitor so with Linux I have the best solution even though it's not perfect.

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  • energyman
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    turn on tearfree, problem solved.

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  • mugginz
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    The 520 might be a bit (lot ) slow but I bet it runs with less tearing than this 5870 I'm using.

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  • ultimA
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    This card has a passively cooled variant from Asus (see Asus ENGT520 SILENT). I have it in my HTPC with the cheapest dual-core Celeron I could find in my area, and using VDPAU the combination can play anything I throw at it, including 1080p with various encodings or HD flash content. The nice thing is that the VGA is passively cooled, the CPU is passively cooled, the HDDs and the PSU are low-noise so the computer is virtually silent. And the whole thing was way cheaper than any Sandy Bridge configuration would have been.

    My point is that this card might be slow in benchmaks and in games, but the same graphics chip still has its uses.

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