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Old 06-15-07, 09:23 AM   #5
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Default Re: 8800 vs HD2900 in PowerDVD Ultra

Originally Posted by XxDeadlyxX
I have a single core 3000+, how would a HD2900 compare to my 8800GTS 640MB in PowerDVD Ultra? Better, worse or about the same?

In XP, a majority of titles work fine.

In Vista, many either dont work at all or are jumpy from 100% higher CPU usage.
Will you be using PowerDVD for playing back regular DVDs or HD-DVD/Blu-ray discs? If you are only watching DVDs then you'll have no problems with either card. If you are interested in HD playback then stick with the 8800GTS. What I've noticed when playing HD-DVDs on my PC using PowerDVD and my 8800GTS is that sometimes enabling video hardware decoding would cause PowerDVD to only produce audio... not video with select titles. It's most likely a software bug with PowerDVD. Cyberlink should have that all straightened out soon.
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