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Hey guys,

I'll be building a myth box sometime soon and was wondering which of these two video cards would be best for the HTPC. I guess my main concern is whether either will provide an advantage for high definition material.

I just bought them off the classifieds here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/vbcla...?do=ad&id=5062

1) Geforce 5600 Ultra:

BFG Tech GeForce 5600 Ultra

GPU NVIDIA® GeForce FX 5600 Ultra

Bus Type AGP

Memory 128MB DDR

Core Clock 400MHz

Memory Clock 800MHz (effective)

RAMDAC Dual 400MHz

API Support Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0, OpenGL for Microsoft® Windows®

Connectors VGA, DVI, S-Video out

100 million vertices/sec.

12.8GB/sec. memory bandwidth

AGP 8X (compatible with 4X and 2X AGP 2.0 compliant slots)

Up to 4 pixels per clock rendering engine

Up to 16 textures per pass

NVIDIA® Intellisample Technology

NVIDIA® Digital Vibrance Control 3.0

128-bit, studio-precision color

2) Geforce 5700:

Albatron GeForce 5700 Q

1. Powered by nVIDIA GeForce FX5700 GPU

2. AGP 8X with AGP Texturing and Fast Writes

3. CineFX 2.0 Engine supports DirectX9.0 & OpenGL1.5

4. NVIDIA Intellisample High-resolution Compression Technology

5. NVIDIA UltraShadow Technology

6. RAMDACs 400MHz

7. D-Sub, TV-out and DVI Ports

8. Supports nView Technology

As far as I know, the 5700 is newer... but that doesn't necessarily mean much.

Thanks for the help.

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