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Can I attach my sound card to my GPU to get sound out of HDMI?

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January 7, 2011 12:13:16 PM

Ok, I want to buy a sound card that will produce the 5.1 I need. However, I want to run both sound and video through my GPU HDMI port. Is there a way to directly hook up the sound card to the GPU so the HDMI has both.

It must be possible because the iGPU HDMI port does have the sound through it. However, it is not 5.1 but only stereo.
January 7, 2011 1:00:18 PM

Doubt the HDMI port from a GPU natively supports 5.1.......if it did, there would be less need for onboard sound cards on mainboards.
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January 7, 2011 1:02:28 PM

A quick google search for "HDMI pinout" shows only left/right audio....

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://web-nine.com...

I think you are out of luck via the HDMI path only...
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January 7, 2011 2:01:23 PM

mdd is correct, you can only get stereo from HDMI. only option left is to get the video through HDMI and get the audio from your sound card and connect it to your 5.1 system.
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January 13, 2011 3:48:00 PM

Best answer selected by ahthurungnone.
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