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MSI's NX7600GT

The bigger NX7900GT
HDCP Compliant 7600GT and 7900GTs in time for HD-DVD and Windows Vista

ATI has received a lot of bad press in the past for claims of HDCP compliancy when its X1000 series of graphics cards lacked it. This enraged a group of users filed a class action law suit against ATI. NVIDIA was in a much better position as it is a chip manufacturer and doesn’t make its own boards nor was there HDCP compliancy advertised all over product boxes and manufacturer websites.  While ATI and NVIDIA GPUs have support for HDCP, a separate chip that stores decoding keys is required to output a fully HDCP compliant video signal.

Since the whole ordeal of HDCP compliancy started, add-in board manufacturers are beginning to add HDCP decoding keys to products. One of the manufacturers with HDCP compliant cards on display at Computex 2006 is MSI. MSI has two NVIDIA based HDCP compliant cards on display -- a 7900GT and 7600GT. Both cards boast dual DVI output and HDCP compliance but it’s unknown if both DVI outputs can output an HDCP compliant signal or if only one output is compliant.



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Doesn't look THAT great
By plundstedt on 6/7/2006 3:35:51 PM , Rating: 0
It doesn't look all that special, but then again, nothing from ATI does. Who buys ATI anymore?




RE: Doesn't look THAT great
By DigitalFreak on 6/7/2006 3:43:09 PM , Rating: 4
LOL! It's an Nvidia based card.


RE: Doesn't look THAT great
By rrsurfer1 on 6/7/2006 3:43:56 PM , Rating: 4
Way to read the article. Those are Nvidia cards.


RE: Doesn't look THAT great
By Mclendo06 on 6/7/2006 3:44:32 PM , Rating: 2
Last I checked, ATI didn't have any models with 7900GT in them. But then again I don't recall ever seeing a red nVidia card. I know it's up to the card manufacturers to decide what color to make the PCB, but why choose red on an nVidia card. It's just confusing!


RE: Doesn't look THAT great
By Scabies on 6/7/2006 4:00:02 PM , Rating: 2
Easy mistake, one would typically think ATI in the presence of such redness. These are indeed Nvidia cards.


RE: Doesn't look THAT great
By Trisped on 6/7/2006 4:01:51 PM , Rating: 2
You guys can make fun of him all you want, but it is the manufactures fault. ATI boards are always read, NVIDIA's are usually green or blue or black. As soon as I saw the red boards I though DailyTech had put up the wrong pictures.


RE: Doesn't look THAT great
By Brainonska511 on 6/7/2006 4:15:00 PM , Rating: 2
MSI is just a fan of the red PCB.


RE: Doesn't look THAT great
By bob661 on 6/7/2006 4:34:24 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
ATI boards are always read,
I don't usually READ video cards.


RE: Doesn't look THAT great
By InternetGeek on 6/7/2006 4:16:24 PM , Rating: 2
There has to be a law that prevents an add-in maker causing all this mental pain.


RE: Doesn't look THAT great
By Assimilator87 on 6/7/2006 4:24:07 PM , Rating: 1
Gainward has been using red PCBs on and off for years and they're strictly an nVidia supporter.


RE: Doesn't look THAT great
By bob661 on 6/7/06, Rating: 0
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