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Old 04-26-10, 06:59 PM   #16
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Default Re: VDPAU - 8400 GS - Which one?

Originally Posted by roger1818 View Post
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.
Why not go for a GF 210? It is inexpensive and by default supports ALL vdpau features. I have one and it works well.

And about the PCIEx 2.0/1.1 spec: 2.0 is fully backwards compatible - i.e. a PCIEx x16 mobo works with 2.0 cards (i have one mobo with this combination) and the other way around.
So as long as you have PCIE - be it 1.1(x16) or 2.0 - mobo and PCIE video card -again, 1.1/2.0 doesnt matter - it will work.
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