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 Post subject: Looking for an AGP card with HDMI
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:28 pm 
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I'm thinking about repurposing an old PC for light HTPC use (web browsing, Hulu, possible MKV etc.. video files, no gaming) while spending the least $'s possible. It has an Athlon x2 2800+ CPU and an AGP video card slot. Seems like the latest gen GPU you can get in AGP is the HD4650/70 with the HD4650 easily meeting my needs.

Anyone seen any bargain priced 4650's with AGP and HDMI out? Newegg has a couple of HIS cards, ranging from $75 to $100. The $75 card looks like a screamer.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an AGP card with HDMI
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:46 pm 
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CA_Steve wrote:
I'm thinking about repurposing an old PC for light HTPC use (web browsing, Hulu, possible MKV etc.. video files, no gaming) while spending the least $'s possible. It has an Athlon x2 2800+ CPU and an AGP video card slot. Seems like the latest gen GPU you can get in AGP is the HD4650/70 with the HD4650 easily meeting my needs.

Anyone seen any bargain priced 4650's with AGP and HDMI out? Newegg has a couple of HIS cards, ranging from $75 to $100. The $75 card looks like a screamer.


Why not use a DVI to HDMI adapter or do you need audio sent to the TV as well?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an AGP card with HDMI
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:08 pm 
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Short term, video only to the TV works. Longer term, would like to route HDMI through the receiver to the TV and pick up audio as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an AGP card with HDMI
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:10 pm 
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HIS IceQ Radeon HD 4670 has HDMI and quiet cooler but it's far from cheap. For the price of it your could buy GTS 450 or HD 6770 it might be time scrap you AGP motherboard for PCI-Ex.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 0HD%204670

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6814161337


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an AGP card with HDMI
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:23 am 
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Yeah, sorta why I'm ignoring NewEgg and the HIS cards - too much money to throw into this old rig. I'll continue to cruise eBay for a used card that suits.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an AGP card with HDMI
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I was thinking of doing the same with an old unused box, but found no agp's around with hdmi.

what about pci? (or is that too slow? )
it looks like there are some decent ones under $50 with hdmi. (and even in low profile and fanless :D)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... rchInDesc=

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an AGP card with HDMI
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:18 am 
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Hmm, I wonder what the video detect sequence is in bios.....can you leave agp open and have a PCI video card?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an AGP card with HDMI
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still not sure any of those actually has audio through hdmi tho...if any in fact did do audio, would you even need a sound card?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an AGP card with HDMI
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:17 am 
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From ATI's HD 4600 series webpage:

"DisplayPort™ output support
Supports 24- and 30-bit displays at all resolutions up to 2560x16002
Integrated HD audio controller with up to 2 channel 48 KHz stereo or multi-channel (7.1) AC3 enabling a plug-and-play cable-less audio solution4

HDMI output support
Supports all display resolutions up to 1920x10802
Integrated HD audio controller with support for stereo and multi-channel (up to 7.1) audio formats, including PCM, AC-3, AAC, and DTS, enabling a plug-and-play cable-less audio solution over DisplayPort (or HDMI depending on section)

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