AMD reveal RV6xx is a sound card too

Beyond3D has revealed that the next generation AMD card will have an on-board audio controller that will allow it to send video and audio on any HDMI port. This, of course, means no extra cables :).

On a side note, they really uglied up Beyond3D. So many ads.. it hurts!


Rick revealed that to provide full audio over RV6xx's HDMI support, the ASICs implement a HD Audio controller as well as the rendering core, allowing the board to pass out protected path audio along with video on any HDMI ports the final products might sport. Whether it was on purpose that the following slide was labelled RV6xx only, leaving out R600 from having the same functionality, is currently unknown. There's also a cheeky R600 floating around CeBIT, we've discovered, so we'll endeavour to snap some up-close pics if we can. Fingered crossed.