A very good (for AMD/ATI) AMD's hdmi chipset...

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by thingy, Mar 5, 2008.

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  2. Brian Mathews, Mar 5, 2008
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    thingy Guest

    Maybe, if you are still thinking of a 15 or 17inch monitor 18 inches
    from your nose...if via a 24inch/27inch/30inch LCD monitor though.
    So it depends on the overall concept. The idea seems to be that such a
    "PC" ends up being the core of the 21st century house, so it handles all
    your communications, entertainment and data needs...so using a
    especially configured/spec'd PC/Mac for this duty is seen by some as the
    way forward.
    and yes, thats pretty obvious for commercial stuff, but such features I
    expect to become common in hardware moving forward, just as long as it
    can be turned off.


    thingy, Mar 6, 2008
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    BTMO Guest

    Dude... Wodger. You see the issue?
    BTMO, Mar 6, 2008
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    Nighthawk, Mar 6, 2008
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    Richard Guest

    Looks like a really nice board for upgrading my htpc to cope with DTT -
    no component outs however for my tv unless they can do it via the dvi
    plug like some ati video cards.

    Shame that it seems most of them waste space with 2 pci slots that could
    have being pci express. This board has made me re-evaluate what I will
    get for a htpc since I now no longer need a high end 3d card just to get
    mpeg4 acceleration.
    Richard, Mar 6, 2008
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    thingy Guest

    There seems to be few pci-e add on cards especially when I consider the
    ones I have come across as junk...I cant understand why they dont
    include at least one pci-e 4 lane slot if not two....1's seem pointless
    in quantity...eg most NICs and raid controllers I have come across as
    worth buying are pci-e x 4....and i cant conceive of a setup that would
    utilise 4 x pci-e 1 lanes!

    So, for many good devices pci seems worthwhile still.


    thingy, Mar 7, 2008
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    thingy Guest

    ah....I do now, should have figured that one....


    thingy, Mar 7, 2008
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    Richard Guest

    There are tuner cards coming out in pci-e, esatas are in it, cant think
    of anything else that would be needed on a machine IMO since the HDaudio
    codecs onboard.

    More lanes would be better. They manage to make a degree of
    configuration with the SLI slots on some boards so I would like to see
    the ability to change the lanes around how I want, so all the physical
    slots could be longer ones, and just turn off the lanes that are not
    Richard, Mar 7, 2008
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    Richard Guest

    What would you rather watch them on? A standalone player which costs
    more then a htpc does in nz? How about a PS3 - except only teenagers
    have those...
    Only need that if your source material requires it to be present, so its
    really only a problem for those that buy their content. Another example
    of the rights respecting people getting screwed over
    Richard, Mar 7, 2008
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    Richard, Mar 9, 2008
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