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Let's see here. I have Windows XP, a Gigabyte GA-M61VME-S2 motherboard (supports PCI-E), AMD Athlon 7550 Dual-Core (2.51GHz), 2.93GB RAM and my current graphics card is a "NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 400" with 256MB.

 

I need a new graphics card that is compatible, can stream a minimum of 720p HD and have a HDMI-out (for a 1080p monitor).

 

I realize this is an awkward set-up I have, but I thought I'd give it a shot. Price is not an obstacle, and if possible I'd want a HDMI-in also, but I realize that's unlikely.

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Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260

 

Processor Frequency: 576 MHz

 

Rendering Pipelines: 216 processor cores

 

Exchange Interface Memory/Processor: 448-bit

 

Memory: 896 MB DDR3

 

Bus: PCI-Express 2.0 x16

 

Memory Frequency: 1998 MHz

 

DirectX 3D Hardware: DirectX 10

 

OpenGL: OpenGL 2.1

 

RAMDAC: 400 MHz

 

 

Outputs

 

Dual DVI-I

HDTV

Composite

HDMI (via adapter)

 

Package Contents:

 

Driver Disk

GRiD Game bundle

User Manual

1 x DVI-to-HDMI Adapter (With Audio)

2 x DVI-to-VGA Adapter

S/PDIF Audio cable

 

Just an educated guess, anything like that?

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I believe that your motherboard is an mATX or micro ATX board, so as long as you don't have an mATX case, then you should be fine with any cards as long as your power supply can take it.

Also, if you have no price range, I'd go for something better than the GTX 260.

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