Originally Posted by jefejt
So people recommend a 6450. What makes it better than a gt 210? I don't doubt it is I want to know why
I don't really know why, even though I am fairly technical, I just don't know hardware well. I read a bunch of reviews and the 6450 had the best picture in htpc shootouts. I think that is the general consensus? for cards around this price range(and better cards don't really do much better if at all)
A lot of things are driver related and usually a mild war between nvidia and ATI. I bought ATI bc from what I read at the time it was better at true 24p and overall picture quality. There are benefits and drawbacks to each company. I don't know anything about the gt210, sorry. I googled 6450 htpc reviews and that got me mildly educated.
If you have decent A/V equipment and are a bit of an 'phile you definitely need a card.
I am an nvidia shareholder, but own two ATI cards....go figure.