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AMD 6450 or nVidia GT430

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by happy, May 5, 2012.

  1. happy New Member

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    Hi yall,
    So I have boiled down to choosing the 6450 and GT430 for my HTPC rig. Although both support HD Audio, which is my main concern, I am having trouble picking both because the 6450 has no problem with decoding HD Audio. Whereas, from the GT430, from the reviews I read, have lots of problem. The GT430 clearly wins in the benchmarking area, but it fails in the HD audio bitstreaming department. The 6450 also has UVD3 too. I don't really care about the fps, as its for a HTPC rig, but I might one day want to game a bit, so my question is, does the GT430 have trouble with bitstreaming HD Audio to the receiver? Which one should I get? Both have its pros and cons and I just wanted to get some opinions on which one will be better for my purpose.

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    I've read about the HD audio problems,i think it could be a codec problem or something.

    Do you have a budget range for the card? you can consider other cards like the GT440 or HD6570, they have better performance and are closely priced
     
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    Yea, trying to find a used HTPC GPU for under $25.
     
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    Hmmm money can be a problem too, most of the cards i found were between 45$~70$ range.

    if it has to be the cards you suggested personally i'd choose the GT430, if you're still concerned about the bit streaming problem i did a further research and found this guy with the problem
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1385576

    i think you'll be fine as it looks to me that its most likely to be a software problem like windows,codecs or even the driver
     
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    Yeah, I saw that too that is why I'm on the fence with the 430. I think I just found a 6450 for $20, might as well get that. Thanks for your help. I guess I shouldn't game on this rig.
     
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    NP, too bad... oh well good luck with your HTPC
     
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    well i would look at the new "low-end" GTX 600 series uses less power and got more Cuda Cores if u will use does for decoding.
     
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    Dear Buddy ! :)

    i suggest this two graphic card ;)

    http://www.colorfire.net/product.aspx?id=52 :toast:

    http://tec.colorful.cn/Product/Specific.aspx?guid=40470004-acf6-492d-a696-e685228bde07 :toast:

    or more low grade MSI 6570 V5 1G D3 LP/HTPC Display Card !
     
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