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HTPC - which integrated graphics card?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Izliecies, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Izliecies New Member

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    I'm building a new HTPC and wanted some advice on the integrated graphics card.
    I thought I'd build it based on Intel and it consists of Intel Pentium G6950, 2GB DDR3 RAM and Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H. The HTPC would be used for movies only (it should be able to play 1080p with no problems, no matter how complex the encoding or whatever it makes the hardware hard to show it properly). Here's the problem - I can't decide between Pentium's or Core i3's 530 integrated graphics, because the latter has a 200MHz higher clock. Would that be relevant to movie watching?
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    The onboard graphics on the H55 mobo should be just fine for a HTPC. Go with the i3.
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    There is no onboard graphics on the MB itself - they come with the CPU. So there is still the question..

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