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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    "Makedon" sounds like a dinosaur

    Good stuff though, lets wait and see for the benchmarks

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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    Includes 7.1 sound? Is there actually any demand for that?

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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual Monkey View Post
    Includes 7.1 sound? Is there actually any demand for that?
    Wouldnt think so..surely just a gimmick

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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    For a media card it's a very nice feature.. 5.1 would be enough for me but 7.1 is fine lol

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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    In your media center at home 5.1 should be more than enough

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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    Incidently, how is the audio taken/fed through?

    Is it processed through your soundcard or via the graphics cards (if it has any onboard processing that is) and would that as result downgrade the quality alot compared to a dedicated soundcard such as the Auzentech's?

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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    It's processed by the soundcard, passed through to the GPU via the HDMI header, and fed out the DVI port to the HDMI cable. Although the soundcard needs to have said header for it to work, many don't, most motherboards do however. Although it's mostly for AC3/DTS data streams, and the processing of them in a home theater setup is usually done on the 5.1's decoder DSP. Usually it's easier just patching the soundcard into the decoder directly via S/PDIF.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    Quote Originally Posted by ace_87 View Post
    In your media center at home 5.1 should be more than enough
    5.1 is outdated tech, I think it's called THX Master Audio. Which is 7.1 Lossless and you can send it via HDMI

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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    5.1, 7.1 etc are not standards and have no names. They are basically just used to denote how many discrete channels of sound are being used.

    Before HDMI and the new standards, there was basically Dolby Digital 5.1 (THX) and DTS. Both of these can only be passed by optical/tos link or multiple analog cables (1 cable for each channel). 7.1 on the old standards was always a fudge, those channels were matrixed out of the other channels, just like how Dolby Pro Logic matrix the rear and centre channels from the purely stereo (2 channel) signal it uses.

    Now we have a ton of new standards, including full discrete 7.1 but these new standards (particularly the uncompressed ones) require the bandwidth HDMI brings with it to be used.
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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    *cough*multiplexing*cough*
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    when does everyone think nVidia will release their stuff

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    Re: ATI 4000 series luanch detail reveal

    Quote Originally Posted by ikix View Post
    when does everyone think nVidia will release their stuff
    HEXUS.net - Headline :: NVIDIA, AMD to launch next-gen GPUs next month : Page - 1/1

    same sort of time according to this.

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