I am looking for a motherboard with an integrated graphics solution. The kicker is that I need component video out to drive a TV without any digital input.
So far the only board I have found is a mini-ITX board with a via processor.
VIA EPIA EX15000G Mini-ITX Mainboard
I have used VIA mini-ITX before and I am concerned that I wont have enough processor power to run the applications that I need.
Does anyone know of a motherboard with component out or a low power graphics card with component out?
jvincent, Some video chips/cards support YPbPr or VGA out the VGA port. The adapter and drivers/software take care of sending the right signal. Some card makers sell adapters for $50 but they can be built/purchased much cheaper. It's usually better to buy hardware that includes the adapter or cable.
i was wondering where that bracket came from. anyways... this old geforce 6150 nforce430, socket939 motherboard come w/ a component bracket, always thought it came w/ my DG965WH but i guess that explains why there's no headers for it.
you might wanna check some of their newer models, not really sure if MSI still includes them w/ more current motherboards.
I found the component output from a Geforce 7600 GT to be marginal quality. The HDMI is excellent though. OTOH, my older ATI 9800 Pro has excellent component video quality. As a general rule, *600 cards tend to be best for HTPC and appear to be aimed at that market. Lower series cards often lack features, speed or quality and higher series cards are aimed at gamers. The video chips put on motherboards do work but sometimes have issues due to lower GPU horsepower and the use of slower system RAM.