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High End Graphics Cards with mini--HDMI

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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 10:36:29 AM

Why do high end graphics cards have mini-HDMI and not HDMI? Will I need an adapter for my regular HDMI monitor?

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a c 130 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
September 29, 2011 10:39:37 AM
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Yes this is a pain, shop around the different makes, Zotac/ MSI etc as some board partners do use a full size socket instead. Yes you do need an adapter but i would think/hope it would come with the card bundle.

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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 11:19:17 AM

Best answer selected by samuelspark.
September 29, 2011 11:27:54 AM

These cards simply don't have enough room on the backplate to have DVI ports, a cooling vent AND a full sized HDMI. To save space the manufacturers use mini-HDMI.

Both my ASUS Geforce GTX560 Ti and my GIGABYTE Geforce GTX460 OC came with mini HDMI adaptors. So don't worry they are included in the package.
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