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Old 04-26-10, 11:20 AM   #14
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Default Re: VDPAU - 8400 GS - Which one?

Originally Posted by primerib View Post
I own both of these (for vdpau) and have used them in an htpc environment. Both with mainboard SPDIF OUT connected to the cards so I could do audio & video over a DVI->HDMI cable.

What do you want to know exactly?
I am looking for a card with the G98 chip. Apparently a 8400 can have either a G86 or G98 chip, but only the G98 has full hardware VC-1 and MPEG2 video decoding. It also has lower power consumption, dual-link DVI support and PCIe 2.0 support.

I wrote to MSI and they said the NX8400GS-TD512EH "has 8 Stream Processors. PCIE v1.1. G86 chip."

I suspect the ASUS EN8400GS SILENT/HTP/512M is similar but the GIGABYTE GV-NX84S512HP has the G98 chip but want to confirm.
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