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BBCmicro
27-08-2011, 09:37 AM
With the HD5450 my Experience Index stood at an embarassing 3.9. After upgrading to the GT440 it increased to 6.7 (the graphics subscore) - a huge increase.

But I get an 8% increase in video conversion time:(

I'm guessing the extra 512MB of slow graphics memory is the problem??

CPU = i5-750 @ 2.67GHz
RAM = 8GB 1333MHz 9-9-9-24
OS = Win7pro64

I'm beginning to think that integrated graphics is the way to go. The wasted $150 would've gone nicely towards an i5-2500k + Z68

Speedy Gonzales
27-08-2011, 10:23 AM
Probably because the GT440 is Nvidia isnt it? And it probably supports CUDA (for faster video conversion), whereas (I dont think) the ATI does. No ATI card does

8ftmetalhaed
27-08-2011, 10:35 AM
he upgraded TO the gt440.

And yet gets slower video conversion.

Speedy Gonzales
27-08-2011, 10:37 AM
Drivers maybe?

BBCmicro
27-08-2011, 10:43 AM
The problem is not the drivers - I upgraded to the latest. I also installed Nvidia's SmartDoctor but the option to manually manage memory etc is greyed out. The card is Cuda

BBCmicro
27-08-2011, 03:02 PM
To make matters worse a favourite bit of freeware (Streamclip, for joining video clips/ad removal from .mpg captures without re-encoding) wouldn't work with the Nvidia card. Swapped back to the ATI card and it came right.

The software didn't crash with NVidia, it just refused to render on-the-fly

gary67
27-08-2011, 03:27 PM
I have an HD5450 fanless in this computer with a dual core duo E7500, 4Gb DDR2 and I get a graphics experience of 4.9. But I don't do games or video rendering and I only got the card so I could plug in a second monitor and it was cheap