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The interesting thing about the budget video card market is not how inexpensive things are but how many extra features are becoming standard issue. For instance the Leadtek PX8400GS comes with several HD related items to make it a perfect candidate for any HTPC system or for the casual movie buff stuck at their computer. In the high end gaming world these features would never even be mentioned
An exclusive feature to this card is the Dual-Link DVI-I output. By nature DVI and HDMI can be interchangeable but in many cases the signals are never interoperated correctly resulting in poor HD video quality. The PX8400GS comes with these interpreters built in so you can watch HDTV on your home theater system or decode H.264 movies on the fly with the help of PureVideo™ HD all at resolutions upwards to 2560x1600.
For a complete list of product features please consult the Leadtek website and their initial press release announcing the PX8400GS.
Press Release: http://www.leadtek.com/eng/3d_graphic/news_detail.asp?newsid=542&pronameid=372&lineid=1
Product Page: http://www.leadtek.com/eng/3d_graphic/overview.asp?lineid=1&pronameid=372