Originally Posted by eidairaman1
Re-read my post. Otherwise if youre so worried about HDMI not working just use the DVI and a Audio adapter.
btw FYI read up current as of June/July
You can always get a different cooler for the card but I was just stating the benefit of the reference vs non reference, as AMD releases drivers focused at the reference designs. (Yes AMD uses their own designed boards for driver development and testing)
I don't need to "re-read" your post, I got the gist of what you said the first time. I'd also probably go with a Sapphire were I to get a non ref AMD card, since they usually adhere to AMD's spec where things other than coolers are concerned and have been an ATI partner longer than anyone.
And the link you provided doesn't indicate anything at all about the AMD cards themselves having HDMI problems. In fact it suggests user error in not setting up the HDMI Audio as the default device, or the card itself being defective. Nothing there is an acknowledgement of AMD having driver issues regarding HDMI, ref or non ref.
I've yet to see any actual proof of HDMI problems with AMD cards or non ref AMD cards in general having poor driver support, esp Sapphire ones.