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Any downsides to using my video card for audio out??

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Hi , is there any downsides to using my dual gtx 580 lightnings for the 7.1 pcm audio out over hdmi???. Do you think its going to use alot of my gpu or cpu power??? or hurt my frame rate?? , thanks again.
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There will be no problem don't worry.
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Will it use the cpu or gpu for processing? From what i was reading on another forum alot of people say they dont even see a 1% usage even on the cpu and 0% on the gpu but i wanted to confirm here since this is the board of experts
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Im pretty sure ATI cards have a dedicated chip onboard for audio, im not quite sure for Nvidia though.
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You'll be fine.
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Thanks , i just wanted to see. I have a asus xonar xense sound card but the only way to get uncompressed pcm from that is to use the analog outputs ( DDL sucks ) and i prefer the DAC stage of my denon 4310.
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