Originally Posted by sotti
Not many gamers have HDMI recievers to connect their video cards to. THe only gamers do are probably also using it as an HTPC, and are really therefore in the HTPC segment.
I've know dozens of "gamers" and only one that had a reciever for his computer, and even then it was only 2 channel.
I am just curious about this but don't "Gamers" want a huge screen to get the full affect of the games? I would think that sitting 10 feet back from a 65" TV would be a better gaming experience than sitting 2 feet from a 32" monitor?
I am not a gamer so I wouldn't know but I had just assumed that most "real gamers" would actually use it as an HTPC as well.
Honestly, the 48XX series cards look like the ideal solution for games. Now you can have bit perfect 2,5,6,7,or 8 channel audio and you don't have to change any "audio" settings when switching between games. It does require you to buy a $350 receiver but I don't consider that too much when the price of a good gaming rig usually starts at $1600+.