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Old March 13, 2014, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by fubar View Post
I understood that the Kepler series was really bad for tearing when using video playback.
I don't know who told you that, in general mid and high end cards have a lot of processing power and make short work of any video formats. I have used both series 4 and 5 from nVidia, with low, mid and high end parts (430, 450, 460 470, 560 and 570) and all played just fine all kinds of video files including HD mkv and blu-ray streams (1080p) and they all worked just fine no tearing whatsoever. Want to go with the newest generation that is fine, but you might also want to look at some used parts that in general can be found at great prices. 7900GS looks like a dinosaur, it does not even have CUDA.

I am playing a blu ray rip from the Planet Earth series, in .m2ts format and I have no tearing, getting under 35% cpu usage on an Athlon II X3 450 at 3.2GHz using a GTX460 and I am using VLC.
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