i'm looking to buy a new video card for my brother. He has a new 22" HP LCD monitor that has an HDMI port. So far he has used an HDMI adapter to his DVI video card, but now is having issues with his gaming as the monitor turns off periodically. Is there any new video cards with HDMI instead of DVI connection? I'm trying to get him a powerful card such as a 4870 or a GTX260.
Although I really don't see the point, these HDMI outputs are intended for HDTV's, Use the DVI and be done with it (even a cheap 2.1 set of speakers are better than any on a monitor). As there is NO DIFFERENCE IN PICTURE QUALITY BETWEEN DVI, and HDMI.
*EDIT* and yes that monitor also has a DVI port.
*EDIT2* yes HDMI also passes sound (not well on the nVidia tho).
Another queston. If he is running 1680 x 1050 resolution on a 22" monitor, is the 4870 512mb going to be a better buy than the 4870 1gig version? I was assuming a 4870 1gig version was for 1900x1200 or greater.