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# 100309 8-Apr-2012 17:15
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Seems the HDMI on my onboard is becoming flakey as, and I am sick of ATI and sick of the low amount of memory on my PCIe card meaning I constantly get kicked back to basic theme.

Anyway, something like this - - can it do HDMI and DVI->HDMI at the same time with no issues? 1080p on both screens.

How are they for playing back freeview in a window? ATI was a shocker for that.


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Master Geek

  # 606763 8-Apr-2012 17:56
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nvidia cards have always worked for me with freeview. No issues whatsoever. I imagine that card will be fine as I have an older card (can't remember which model) in my htpc working flawlessly.

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Master Geek

  # 606764 8-Apr-2012 17:57
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Might be noisy though - try to find one without a fan.


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  # 606766 8-Apr-2012 18:02
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Ones without fans seem to all have a heatsink that intrudes into the next slot over, and noise isnt really a concern considering there are 10 drives and about 5 other fans in the case as it is, just I cant affrod to give up a slot that has my sata card or usb3 card in it.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 607073 9-Apr-2012 15:27
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Seems to do the biz as far as NVidia is concerned Freeview DVB-T.

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Uber Geek

  # 607086 9-Apr-2012 16:13
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Seems to do the biz as far as NVidia is concerned Freeview DVB-T.

Yip. I'd be inclined to go with this one as well.
It has a 128bit memory bus, compared to 64bit for the 520.

I've been looking to upgrade (well, technically replace, as my 8800GTS 512 now has a bad memory module, causing artifacts during hardware acceleration).

I've been eyeing up the GT430 as it seems to get an all round good review for a cheaper card.
I'm not expecting it to run games very well, really just wanting it for a clean image, and for Freeview HD/UHF hardware decoding.

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