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Hey all, i'ma buy the GTX 570 GPU and one HDMI wire, will those be enough to get sound? Does the GTX 570 already integrate sound system? And should I go DVI instead or just HDMI btw?

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hdmi is dvi just with sound attached. If the card has a hdmi port on the side (i would imagine it does) than you can get sound out through that. In fact my hdmi sound is very good but its hooked to a tv so I cant be a proper judge till its on a 7.1 surround sound.
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All you need is a HDMI cable. DVI does not carry sound, but HDMI does.

The GPU drivers will come with HDMI sound drivers packaged. So you simply install your card, plug in your HDMI lead and install the GPU drivers.

From there the sound comes from the GPU, no need for a sound card.
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All you need is a HDMI cable. DVI does not carry sound, but HDMI does.

The GPU drivers will come with HDMI sound drivers packaged. So you simply install your card, plug in your HDMI lead and install the GPU drivers.

From there the sound comes from the GPU, no need for a sound card.
dont forget that you need to change the sound output to hdmi in control panel otherwise the sound defaults to the onboard sound.
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aight thx u 2
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i have a 465, and the hdmi cable carries sound to my 5.1 surround sound system.
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I just watched 2 episodes of tv from a streaming sight with sound through the tv with hdmi. gotta LOVE whoever invented hdmi
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dont forget that you need to change the sound output to hdmi in control panel otherwise the sound defaults to the onboard sound.
With my 5870 and Windows 7, it automatically switches to my ATI HDMI Output and if I want to run it through my Audigy 4 I have to select it manually.

But I guess it's something he should be aware of in case it doesn't select it automatically for him.
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With my 5870 and Windows 7, it automatically switches to my ATI HDMI Output and if I want to run it through my Audigy 4 I have to select it manually.

But I guess it's something he should be aware of in case it doesn't select it automatically for him.
Well maybe mine doesnt default to hdmi because I do the extend desktop instead of switch to it. Wonder how i can make it auto
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