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Old 06-07-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default Video card w/ HDMI output carring sound?

I'm looking for a video card for a HTPC that'll let me use a HDMI connection that carries sound as well as video. I know that any DVI video card will do HDMI video, but what about sound?
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Well I know that my 4870 does Audio through HDMI.
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Any HDCP compliant card is capable of carrying sound, however you will need to use the adapter supplied by tge manufacturer, not a DVI-HDMI cable. It is also somewhat of a hassle setting it up on older ati cards, but it should be fine for you.

Also, nVIDIA cards can carry it if they have a little two pin s/pdif connetctor. I know my 9600 gso and 9800 gtx+ both have it, but I do not think the 7900 does.
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Well I know that my 4870 does Audio through HDMI.
Is it 5.1 or 7.1?
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Hd 4800 cards can do 7.1. My 4850 x2 is on my htpc.

You should probably look for a passively cooled card though.
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