HD Video Decode Quality and Performance

@ 2007/07/23
Those who choose to stick with very well produced 1080p content may not need post processing noise reduction or deinterlacing, but they might miss out on imported content or HD releases of some TV series (depending on what studios chose to do in that area). For now, we're going to recommend that users interested in HTPC setups stick with the tools that can get the job done best no matter what the source material is. The only options for HD video intensive systems today are the Radeon HD 2600 and GeForce 8600 series cards. For its better handling of noise reduction (and especially the fact that it can be turned off) we recommend the 8600 GTS above the other options in spite of the fact that the 2600 XT provided better CPU offloading.

Comment from jmke @ 2007/07/23
Only benchmark where 8800 GTX and HD 2900 XT are royally beat by HD 2600 Pro and 8600 GTS