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Digital_Trans
03-10-06, 12:48 AM
What would I have to gain by purchasing a BFG 7900 GTX over my BFG 7800 GTX 512??? I'm seeing alot of marketing features in the BFG 7900 GTX-OC 512
such as designed for HD Gaming or designed for Windows Vista. Doesn't my BFG 7800 GTX-OC offer all of which the BFG 7900 GTX-OC offers? Only the BFG 7800 GTX-OC is clocked lower then the BFG 7900 GTX-OC? What am I missing here?

jAkUp
03-10-06, 12:56 AM
The 7800GTX 512 does not support HDCP for hi-def blueray or HD-DVD movies

Digital_Trans
03-10-06, 01:03 AM
The 7800GTX 512 does not support HDCP for hi-def blueray or HD-DVD movies

So the 7900 GTX will?

-=DVS=-
03-10-06, 03:19 AM
Support and compliance of HDCP on the chip is irrelevant if no manufacturer puts licence keys on board , just like x1900 are compliant HDCP ready but actually no manufacturer even ATI them selfs, included needed bits for HDCP to work :thumbdwn:

As far as i can recall you will need Vista + new monitor with HDCP + Video card that got HDCP licence keys... other then few Monitors that do exist with HDCP no video card does !

..ATI was accused of not having support for the interface but ATI responded that, while its chips can support the standard, it is up to individual manufacturers to implement it on cards they make....

Inq linky (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30079)

Digital_Trans
03-10-06, 04:08 AM
Support and compliance of HDCP on the chip is irrelevant if no manufacturer puts licence keys on board , just like x1900 are compliant HDCP ready but actually no manufacturer even ATI them selfs, included needed bits for HDCP to work :thumbdwn:

As far as i can recall you will need Vista + new monitor with HDCP + Video card that got HDCP licence keys... other then few Monitors that do exist with HDCP no video card does !



Inq linky (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30079)

So couldn't I watch HD movies and play HD Games on my computer with Windows Vista, BFG 7800 GTX 512MB SLI, Dell 24.3" Widescreen UltraSharp 2405FPW LCD Monitor? I mean what else do I need?

jAkUp
03-10-06, 04:18 AM
HD games are fine, this is mainly for movies in High def.

You would need a card that has HDCP, and a monitor that supports HDMI.

j0j081
03-10-06, 05:34 AM
if you are worried about Vista you might as well wait until it comes out to buy a new card, then they will have full DirectX 10 support as well.