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Old January 20, 2014, 09:54 PM
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Well guys I've run into a bit of a problem. Just realized that my Asus Radeon HD 6970 DirectCU II 2GB does not have HDMI outputs! It has two DVI ports + FOUR display ports! Haha

So, keeping in mind that I will be connect the computer directly to my Sony receiver via a single HDMI cable (for both audio & video), should I get a HDMI/DP adapter, or simply get a video card that has HDMI outputs?

Priority for me is: image & audio quality, then quietness. Preferably the new card (if I get one) should be equal in performance to the 6970 I already have.

What do you guys think of the XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 860MHZ 2GB

Thanks!
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Old January 21, 2014, 12:18 PM
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<snip>should I get a HDMI/DP adapter
Yes, save your money
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Old March 23, 2014, 12:50 AM
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Could look into the 750-Ti that just came out. New maxwell architecture and its lil potent beast for under $200. Im getting one to replace a nvidia 430gt lol the 750-Ti has lower power triple performance and double ram. So itll be nice for Transcoding streaming.
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