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Both the Radeon LE and Elsa GeForce 2 MX look like nice cards on paper. Some recommend the GeForce( http://www.dtvmax.com/htpc.htm ), but most here seem to like the Radeon LE. However, it sounds like this card is plagued by driver issues.


Which card will produce a nicer DVD image? (The question seems simple enough!)


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Concensus is Radeons have 10 bit and better video image. It also supports IDCT and Motion Compensation HW acceleration where as the Geforce is MC only with 8 bit video. Smoothness wise they're equivalent. The ATI comes with ATI player (Cinemaster codecs which by most reviews have the best picture quality amongst the software player--except may be the brand new PowerDVD XP 4.0) and Geforce with older version of PowerDVD (2.5 probably), depending on brand.


Radeon LE are pretty stable on most OS. It's the VE that is a little quirky due to dual head driver issues. Game horsepower wise, once you add the T&L tweak to the LE, it's close to the Geforce MX. Of course it's no match for the Pro, GTS, Ultra, or Geforce3 cards. Geforce 2 MX should be slightly faster on games.


Thus it's depends on you priorities. For video quality, Radeon LE will win over Geforce 2 MX. For 3D games, Geforce2 MX should win. For stability and ease-of-use Geforce2 MX should win also.
 

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I have both.


The Radeon LE makes a slightly better DVD

picture because of its 10bit DACs and

higher bit depth internal scaling.

( Recommended DVD player: Cineplayer 4 )


It seems that ATI is getting a bit better

with their more recent drivers.


The GeForce2MX makes a better card for 3D games.

( Recommended DVD player: PowerDVD 4XP )
 
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