I'm looking a purchasing the Asus 7970 Matrix platinum.
But before i purchased it, i noticed it did not have an HDMI output
Im currently using my hd 5870 hdmi output for my 42 inch LCD and for audio output. I use the software PowerDvd 12 to watch blu ray movies. This setup works well but since the Matrix does not have HDMI, I not sure if i will be able to connect my 42 inch LCD
The matrix graphics card has the following outputs
1x Single Link DVI
1x Dual Link DVI
1x HDMI via DVI adapter
4x Native Display Port 1.2
The 42 inch LCD does not have a displayport connection
Not sure if the DVI will transmit audio with the HDMI adapter
I came across a displayport to hdmi adapter but I'm not sure if it will transmit my audio and all the other HD features..
PowerDVD only supports digital outputs
So just wondering what would be my best option
Would it be wise to purchase a card with HDMI?
Audio will be sent over the DVI link with the HDMI adapter. While it's not an official part of the DVI spec, this has been a common feature on video cards for a very long time. You just need to make sure that the SPDIF components of the Catalyst driver package is installed.