Asus HDMI-Enabled Graphics Cards

Shown off at Computex, the two new Asus graphics cards feature HDMI and D-sub connectors for hooking up an HD connection to your TV. The ATI Radeon X1600 Pro card is low provile and the NVidia 7600GT based card is a standard card with an S/PDIF connector.

To make the HDMI output carry both video and audio, the S/PDIF input that can be hooked up to the S/PDIF output from your sound card. The signal gets combined with the video and both are pumped out to your HDTV set. No idea whether there will be a sync problem with this method though.

Both cards have HDCP protection and are "designed" for Windows Vista.

Asus readies HDMI-enabled graphics cards [Reg Hardware]