On Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:33:30 -0800
VDR User <user....@gmail.com> wrote:
> It's a bad assumption to say lesser expensive gt220 cards have cheap
> and noisy fans. It's simply not true.
I've bought many graphics cards over the years and every time one came
with a fan it's been noisy and I've replaced it with an aftermarket
cooler with a bigger heatsink, and either a bigger fan(s) or no fan.
People have different standards of noisy. If everyone was as demanding
as me they wouldn't have considered using an XBox as a media player!
The pictures of these cards are enough for me, I'm sticking to my
assumption that if I bought a GT220 I'd have to budget for either
getting a specialist model with silent cooler, or replacing the cooler
> Maybe a better idea is to not assume anything at all, but rather
> actually look up real life data or just buy one and see for yourself
> (as I did). There's no reason to take guesses about any of this
> stuff, plenty of users have posts their results and specs at various
> forums. A good place to start would be nvnews.net and read the thread
> "VDPAU testing tool".
The results don't give the right information to determine how well a
card can handle 1080i.
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