HDMI ? HDCP ? Audio ? What they do?

Diy / NA
February 25, 2009 at 07:35:17
Specs: Windows XP, E5200 / 2gb

Can someone please explain in layman term what all these does? Will it help in gaming, video clip and sound? How to activate them?

This is the card i have :


Thanks in advance.

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February 25, 2009 at 09:15:44
All you had to do was google the terms & read your manual. It's also mentioned in that article: "When using a HDMI adapter (included as well), you will also have access to HDMI+HDCP+Audio, which allows easy setup of a media PC. AMD has integrated a Realtek 7.1 audio device inside the GPU which means that the sound card's HDMI output shows up as sound device in Windows."

HDMI = High-Definition Multimedia Interface. It's used to transmit both the video/audio (digital) to an external device thru a single cable (HDMI cable).


HDCP = High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. It's a form of copy protection.


The "HDMI+HDCP+Audio" is used more for a Home Theater setup than for a gaming system...unless you have an HDMI capable monitor or TV? It's probably useless to you unless you have your PC connected to a TV & the TV has an HDMI port, in which case you would need an HDMI cable.



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February 25, 2009 at 09:36:31
Thanks, jam.

I'd probably get a HDMI capable monitor in the near future. But i notice only 2 DVI and a Video output located behind the card. Just wondering how am i gonna connect the TV to it? And, at the best of my memory, the package come with everything stated on that site except a HDMI adapter.

Anyway, gonna double check on its packaging again when i reach home.


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