Originally Posted by chavel
I do like my PCs to be zippy which is why I've got a SSD slated for the new system.
I'll see how the onboard HDMI works before I put in the GTS-450 video card. Which brings me to a question that I have. Do I have to worry about whether I have full 0-255 full or limited 16-235 dynamic color range over the onboard HDMI that was mentioned earlier in the thread? I'm running 0-235 now on my Nvidia GTS 450 but I don't know how my plasma negotiates the signal with the video card. I do use the plasma for displaying photographs and it would be nice if they were full range.
Then you should go with Wn 8. This is perhaps the biggest factor of snappiness, second to SSD. You don't have to wait for 8.1, it's just a free service pack to 8. StartIsBack ($3) of Start8 ($5) is almost a must, however. Overall it (8 Pro $140, MC Pack $10, StartIsBack $3 = $153) is $53 pricier than Windows 7 (Home Premium 64-bit OEM, $100). So you may stay with Win 7 if $53 difference matters.
Intel iGPU supports only Limited Range RGB over HDMI. But this does not matter in most cases including displaying pictures (somebody mentioned a problem in playing PC games with comic graphic, this post
, however). Just make sure your plasma is set to Limited Range RGB.
Basically GTS 450 adds nothing to Intel iGPU in PQ, it just consumes lots of powers.Edited by renethx - 7/31/13 at 12:01am