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Windows 7: Radeon 2600XT to Radeon HD 5770

14 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Radeon 2600XT to Radeon HD 5770

Some thoughts please.

I want to add a blueray drive (not burner for now) to my system as well as a 2d monitor.

According to a program I downloaded and ran all my stuff SHOULD be bluray compatible, HDCP compliant and etc.

However, I've seen that the Radeon 5700 series is specifically designed to support blu ray play with aero features of windows 7 turned on. I am just wondering if that means a blu ray will not play with my older card unless I turn aero off.

Either way, I am thinking it can't hurt to upgrade to the 5770----I am not a gamer though----but I do edit simple projects--and not in HD (yet) with Sony Vegas Pro 9.

Also my 450 watt VX Corsair has been doing the job wonderfully. This new card is supposedly very easy on the power requirements --most of the on line calcs suggest I'd be ok still with adding the card and drive.

Thoughts...?

Thanks in advance.

edit--wow I see I have a new badge...I likes...

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14 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hey.

No, the 2600 is in the HD marketing line of cards and will play Blu-Ray perfectly well. Aero does not have to be turned off.

All that's needed for hardware acceleration using the card is Media Player Classic Home Cinema, from Guru3d.com

Set the output in it to use EVR Custom Pres.

Accelerate x.264 1080p movies over the GPU Guide

Accelerate x.264 1080p movies over the GPU Guide
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14 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

ThanksT-g. I had downloaded the player some time ago. For now then I'll just get a 2d monitor and the bluray drive and see how things go.

If I can save 160 bucks or so by not buying a new graphics card, I can put it toward the new set of bling UST specific Mavic MTB wheels I have my eyes on.
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14 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by armyslowrdr View Post
ThanksT-g. I had downloaded the player some time ago. For now then I'll just get a 2d monitor and the bluray drive and see how things go.

If I can save 160 bucks or so by not buying a new graphics card, I can put it toward the new set of bling UST specific Mavic MTB wheels I have my eyes on.
Not sure what you mean by a 2d monitor, but best results would be using a lcd monitor with DVI connection and cable.
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12 May 2011   #5

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Well this is an old thread but now that I've added a 3d monitor (NOT for gaming--just vid editing and multi-tasking) and the 5770 is down to the 100 buck range I went ahead and got one. New Egg has been busy. This weekend I will be re-doing my computer room and upgrading the computer. May as well since 4 inches of rain fell past 24 hours; trails will be wet.
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18 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

i had the 5770 MSI Hawk II. Was great and handled everything.

i would recommend updating your card regardless.
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