I'm planning on picking up a cheap, used, Zotac GT760 solely for the HDMI audio. Thoughts?
>>72707074its plain stupid. HDMI sends out digital sound signals, if the device at the end point has shit DAC your sound quality won't improve.if you want better sound buy a USB DAC.
>>72707074Going to be a con in every way. Just use your current GPU or onboard iGPU if you have one. Create a small custom resolution, hide away the display that goes to the receiver or HDMI DAC/AMP, if needed, use one of these fake display HDMI dongles.
>>72707084No-one talked about audio quality, autist.
>>72707074it sounds like a suboptimal solution, but the problem isn't being explained very well
>>72707182>onboard iGPU>for audioDo you realize just how monumentally stupid you are?
>>72707084>you want better sound buy a USB DACWhat a stupid meme. Those cost X4 of what they're worth (like almost all "quality" audio hardware) and it's not even guaranteed to work correctly.e.g. I'm pretty sure an entry-level USB DAC is worse than my shielded high end motherboard's audio.
>>72707233>e.g. I'm pretty sure an entry-level USB DAC is worse than my shielded high end motherboard's audio.Obviously, if you have one of those mobos with vertical daughterboards with shielded internals, that use high end caps and seperate controller, DAC and op amp.I have no idea what his point was anyways, OP obviously has a HDMI device they want to use and wasn't even talking about DACs.
>>72707228If you don't have space for an additional HDMI output for example, it's a valid use case. You can run your iGPU in multi monitor mode, use your dGPU for graphics and the iGPU just for the HDMI output for sound. As already mentioned, it's all digital, it doesn't matter where the HDMI signal comes from your computer, there won't be any difference in audio quality.
>>72707354I mostly want digital 7.1+ audio.
>>72707997This is what everyone and their mother uses for audio. So why change that?
>>72708321its not that widespread at all, only among people with good mics usually who're some sort of content producers
try with your current gpu first or igpu, but yeah, if you want 7.1, you need to use hdmi
>>72707207It is implied though, shitty self-projecting bully.
>>72709082It's implied that a second GPU would make a difference, nobody was talking about DACs though. Must be hard being autistic.
>>72707074I can't hear tones above 13khz:(
>>72708373what does that have to do with anything? How about USB ports - are they widespread maybe?
>>72710223what are u even talking about you fucking retardthis is an usb interface dont say no thats an aidio interface, but this is an audio thread so its not very hard to extrapolate
>>72710304There are no USB interfaces on whatever that thing you postedgrow a brain nigga before trying to sound all smart
>>72710381anon....that is a usb interface, the usb port is in the back. it's basically a DAC with microphone jacks on it.
>>72710406yeah and the earth is flat, brought to you by carls junior