Do I need an HDMI mobo too, or just an HDMI video card?

By Lou3
Aug 27, 2008
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  1. Am I correct in assuming that an HDMI-ready video card takes care of it. I just want to be sure that I don't need an HDMI mobo too. Thanks.
  2. CJ-real

    CJ-real Newcomer, in training Posts: 103

    Which graphics card?
  3. Lou3

    Lou3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 66

  4. CJ-real

    CJ-real Newcomer, in training Posts: 103

    No.

    HDMI motherboard are basically onboard graphics with HDMI included. If you got an HDMI motherboard, it would be wasted becuase you are also getting a HDMI graphics card.

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    As you can see, HDMI motherboards have an in-built HDMI slot.
  5. Lou3

    Lou3 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 66

    Thanks, CJ-real. That's what I assumed the situation was, but just wanted to make sure.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,031   +222

    You can always take DVI->HDMI via a cable connection :)
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,266   +218

    DVI-> HDMI gets you the video just fine, but in his case the hdmi off his video card will also carry audio, which is kind of nice.
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,031   +222

    that should be true, if the mobo supports the integration of audio+video. Not
    all hdmi video out performs this level of integration.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,266   +218

    That 8600GT does though, I checked the newegg link. You do need to connect the SPDIF off the sound card/onboard sound to the graphics card though.
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