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Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro provides HDMI

Ben Drawbaugh

We theorized about it when ATI licensed HDMI technology and today Sapphire has announced the first of many expected video cards that will feature HDMI ports. The Sapphire Radeon X1600 Pro low profile PCI Express card is scheduled for an April release and will simplify both the Video and Audio connections from your HTPC to your HDTV or monitor.

Although HDMI doesn't offer any advantage over DVI in PQ, it is nice to have audio and video in one cable. Also, considering so many of today's TVs include HDMI rather than DVI, it simplifies the cable requirements. Some controls via HDMI would be nice, but I supposed that's asking for too much. The other mentionable feature is HDCP support which we will believe it when we see it.

[via Hexus]

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