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post #1 of 5 Old 02-21-2012, 09:57 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm building myself a new rig:

CPU: i5 2500K
Cooler: Corsair H80
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Mobo: AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
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I've already bought it all, but I'm not sure about my video card yet, because fps benchmarks aren't enough for me: I plan on hooking it up to my receiver, so I get all 7.1 fine sound from it. I've seen that nVidia video cards can now run 3D on TV's, which is awesome, and by the looks of it, it works better than ATI's...

but what about the audio processing? I've always heard ATI/AMD video cards work very well as audio cards too via HDMI and I was wondering if I'd get the same result with, say, a GTX 580 (tho I'm probably going for a cheaper card to wait for the GTX 6XX series)? Would I get good audio quality from it's HDMI out? Or would I have to buy me a audio card for that purpose?

Thanks!
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Depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to bitstream audio you're SOL with most of the higher-end Nvidia cards (with the exception of the 560s). All of the ATI cards bitstream audio. If you don't care about bitstreaming audio, get whatever you want. They're all just as good.

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I'd be most definitely interested in the more high end than GTX 560, from 570 and over... so I guess I'm okay picking eiter nVidia or ATI, right?

Guess I'll try nVidia this time around, my last 4 cards were ATI/AMD.

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Wait for nvidia to release kepler 600 series videocard. They're going to be very fast or You can buy the previous fermi 500 series at discounted prices when kepler comes out.
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Ive been using a GeForce 7900GTX for 3D dual projector gaming and it performs perfectly, call of duty black opps, Dirt. etc... as far as bit streaming audio ? isnt that the audio chips area not the video card?

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