I am sure this has been asked somewhere before, unfortunately I could not find that post. So I will ask myself.
If I buy a motherboard with a HDMI out (use any motherboard you want as an example) will the motherboard still be able to use a video card for games with out using the video card's out?
for example : I plug my moniter into my motherboard but I want to play a fancy new game that my motherboard can not run "good". Would my motherboard be able to take advantage of the graphics card while still using the motherboards HDMI out?
I need to buy a new motherboard so i just started looking for the best cheapest solution. Right now I have no specific motherboard I wish to purchase.
When I say cheapest I am willing to spend the right amount of money on a good quality product. I do not need some sort of mother board with 3 SLI ports and a giant laser that heats up my coffee. Thats a little over the top, well maybe not the giant laser...
The main idea is to hook up my computer to my HDTV via hdmi. I do have an adapter for DVI to HDMI but i want audio as well for now and for when i finally buy a receiver.
If I have to purchase a video card to make this work that is ok but again it has to be a good investment.
I can mention my current video card is a Geforce 7950 GT and my TV is an Olevia 252TFHD
I have not looked at receivers yet but I plan on buying one sometime next summer, so at this point I have no model numbers to give.