Any such Animal Video + Audio combined card ??


  1. Posts : 11,206
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    Any such Animal Video + Audio combined card ??


    Hi there.

    I'd like to up the quality of the built in Video of my Microserver -- I can add a single pci express card - although plenty of external USB ports.

    Is there a single combined video card (don't need gamers or extreme stuff ) - just a decent card that gets HD (1920 X 1080) or higher plus an OK sound option --don't need studio quality etc or multiple monitors in this case.

    Not sure if such an option exists -- but would be nice.

    I don't use the server as a normal workstation but using VGA is a bit old !!!! and some sound would be nice when I'm tinkering with the server. Just bog standard quality OK. I don't want a lot of USB dongles so if I can get this on an internal Pci express card - mega.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My Computer


  2. TV2
    Posts : 2,015
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #2

    Asus makes this:
    Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe | Sound Cards | ASUS Global


    Is that the kind of thing you need? It uses RCA jacks though.
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  3. Posts : 8,692
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    There are all kinds of them Jim, from low to high price points. The DVI with separate audio works for some. In your case, you are wanting HDMI with both a/v. A whole list of them here. Amazon.com: Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 Silence 1 GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card - EAH6450 SILENT/DI/1GD3(LP): Electronics
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 11,206
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hi there

    Thanks everybody.

    This one seems to fit the bill - basic but won't blow the PSU and half height bracket included so I can fit it in without any old fashioned "tin-bashing",

    1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 610 PCI-E Low Profile .

    Price - 48 EUR so doesn't blow the budget and air freighted from Luxembourg so I should have it on Monday (tax free too shhh!!!!!).

    Note it's going into a SERVER so doesn't have to be mindbogglingly good -- just want better graphics and some sort of sound. HDMI support is fine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 19,240
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #5

    Like you said, anything with 1GB and HDMI can work, even with DVI-I (DVI-D doesn't) and an adapter to HDMI can also transmit sound. Sound is digital so the other end needs to revert it to analog.
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  6. Posts : 8,692
    Mac OS Catalina
       #6

    Jim that should work fine for what you are doing.
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