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Windows 7: New Radeon Card, where does the audio go?


07 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
New Radeon Card, where does the audio go?

I just picked up a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770. It has a Display port, HDMI, & 2 DVI. I will be running a triple monitor with the HDMI going to my TV. Where do I hook up the spdif cable from my motherboard? Do gpu cards not require this? What if I want to use my Audio card with an spdif out?

Will the audio just come out through the hdmi port automatically?


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07 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The hdmi contains it's own audio signal.
You need to make sure you use the custom option on the catalyst installer when installing the driver so you can make sure the hdmi audio driver is applied to the card.

This is the setup I currently use, it's great just having one wire for it.
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07 Mar 2011   #3
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Where do I hook up the spdif cable from my motherboard?
You don't. All ATI cards from the HD 2xxx series and up all have the audio built in to the video card (Realtek), and do not require the SPDIF connection like Nvidia cards do/did until recently. It's just a matter of setting the ATI HDMI audio as the default playback device in the Windows audio properties.
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07 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

oh thats great. As far as switching back and forth between my pc speakers and my home theater speakers, I would do this in the CCC every time?

Thanks.

BTW, any suggestions with optimizing for Window Media Center? (Playing VOB files)
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07 Mar 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No you make the change here,

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As for optimizing for Media Player/Center you'll have to wait for someone that uses that combination for tips.

One thing I have seen but not tried as I don't use the HDMI on my card is to install the latest driver from Realtek (ATI HDMI Audio Device R2.55),

Realtek

Hopefully someone here can confirm it, but I have seen elsewhere that when installing the driver from Realtek over the one included with the ATI driver you get the Realtek control panel which allows for more options for the HDMI audio.


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