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Digital_Trans
09-16-06, 02:31 AM
Does the BFG 7900 GTX OC cards have the build in HDCP feature? I know Nvidia has revised their G70 series cards with this feature later in the year. How would I know if my card has this feature? BFG says it offers the extreme HD gaming feature what about all the HDCP content if I wanna watch HD-DVD's on my computer in the near future?

Digital_Trans
09-16-06, 10:11 AM
No, I don't think so. 7950 was the first card with HDCP from ground up.


I see what you mean. I'm going to wait for a while until the G90 series cards come out later next year in 2007 before I upgrade from my BFG 7900 GTX OC sli.
Even then, I'll wait six months after the cards are released to see if they come out with an even better one. No need to upgrade since there's nothing out there that even takes advantage of SLI 7900 GTX or even my Intel Extreme Edition 3.2 Dual Core CPU with Hyper Threading Technology.
It's like owning a fast race car. I've got all this power but it's like being on an empty tank of gas because the software support isn't even out to take full advantage of my hardware. Maybe that will change by the end of this ear and next year.

jAkUp
09-16-06, 11:13 AM
Nope, no HDCP on the first 7900GT's :( The 7950GX2/7950GT have HDCP though.

Digital_Trans
09-16-06, 01:18 PM
Nope, no HDCP on the first 7900GT's :( The 7950GX2/7950GT have HDCP though.


jAkUp, Do you think by now that Nvidia has revised the 7900 GTX with HDCP?
Meaning the newer manufactured 7900 GTX 512 Graphics cards coming off the line in the last 2 months or so would have HDCP intergrated into the GPU?
Also, do you think I could RMA my card because they failed "Nvidia" in the beginning to provide HDCP on all 7900 GTX 512? Wouldn't consumers feel short changed without it?
It's like oh, hey! we forgot to add this feature to your card after the fact...oooooppppppppppssss!!!! :(

shabby
09-16-06, 02:40 PM
No, no and no... live with it.

MustangSVT
09-16-06, 02:51 PM
Do you really need HDCP? Are you going to have a HD-DVD or Blu-Ray drive in your computer really soon?

It's really not a big deal. Besides, if you want HD-DVD (or Blu-Ray) I suggest getting a standalone player to watch on your big HDTV instead of the computer monitor.

Digital_Trans
09-16-06, 09:07 PM
Exactly guys! Thanks for the update hehehehehehe! (nana2)

jAkUp
09-17-06, 12:08 AM
jAkUp, Do you think by now that Nvidia has revised the 7900 GTX with HDCP?
Meaning the newer manufactured 7900 GTX 512 Graphics cards coming off the line in the last 2 months or so would have HDCP intergrated into the GPU?
Also, do you think I could RMA my card because they failed "Nvidia" in the beginning to provide HDCP on all 7900 GTX 512? Wouldn't consumers feel short changed without it?
It's like oh, hey! we forgot to add this feature to your card after the fact...oooooppppppppppssss!!!! :(

Only the new, new, new ones.

For example:
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=512-P2-N572-AR&family=22

As for HDCP, yea, I have played with the Blueray player, and it is definetely a lot of hassle just to watch content on your PC. HDCP monitor, card... yipes.

Digital_Trans
09-17-06, 12:46 AM
Okay, thanks for the record mate!

Digital_Trans
09-18-06, 04:06 AM
BFG claims that the 7900 GTX 512 is designed for extreme HD gaming, the BFG GeForce 7900 GTX OC graphics card delivers ultra-realistic gaming experiences and unparalleled image quality at resolutions up to 2560x1600. A 256-bit.

Link: http://www.bfgtech.com/7900GTX_512_PCIX.html

So as long as my gaming is in HD, I'm totally happy! (nana2)

nekrosoft13
09-18-06, 10:45 AM
BFG claims that the 7900 GTX 512 is designed for extreme HD gaming, the BFG GeForce 7900 GTX OC graphics card delivers ultra-realistic gaming experiences and unparalleled image quality at resolutions up to 2560x1600. A 256-bit.

Link: http://www.bfgtech.com/7900GTX_512_PCIX.html

So as long as my gaming is in HD, I'm totally happy! (nana2)

HD gaming is not a good term

720p (1280x720) is HD too

they need to be more specific. at 720p you will not have a problem

1920x1080 (1080p) = 2073600 pixels
2560x1600 (1600p?) = 4096000 pixels

2560x1600 is twice the pixels of 1080p, so yeah, you will have a problem

this will test your system to see if you are ready
http://www.cyberlink.com/english/support/bdhd_support/diagnosis.jsp

my entire system is ready, i won't even bother with blu-ray, right now blu-ray movies look like upconverted dvds, another sony BS, they still use MPEG2

HD-DVD use entire new codec right now, and look amazing.

nekrosoft13
09-18-06, 12:28 PM
nekrosoft13, what components do you have in your system?

AMD X2 4400+ @ 2.65ghz 939 (cooled by SI-120+Silverstone)
Asus A8N SLI Premium
EVGA 7950 GX2 570core/750memory
OCZ Gold DDR500 2gb
Audigy 2 Platinum
Canopus ADVC capture card
Pioneer DVR-111L
BenQ DW-1655
Seagate 7200.10 320GB
Hitachi T7K250 250GB x2

Seasonic 600W S12
Gateway 21 inch widescreen (HDCP ready)

only thing i need is the drive, if blu-ray won't change the codec, i won't even bother, i seen blu-ray in action, and it matches my samsung upconversion player. HD-DVD on the other hand looks allot better.

nekrosoft13
09-18-06, 01:42 PM
its decent, can't wait till spring/summer when i get an quad core intel with DDR3 ;) and a HD-DVD drive of course.

MikeC these build in ads are dumb as hell.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=20411&d=1158604909