I have a FirePro v4900 on my system here at home. I purchased this to fix the poor integrated video in SolidWorks (I run a SolidWorks blog on the side). It also allowed me to "mirror" displays, so I could better use my three video outputs. Here is what I do:
One monitor (vertical 3:4) on DVI
One monitor (1920x1080, Dell UltraSharp U2311H) on DisplayPort (with a VESA/AMD certified cable)
One Samsung TV on HDMI, with an AMD certified DisplayPort>HDMI dongle
I have the 1920x1080 monitor mirrored with the TV. When I look in my Windows 8.1 "Sound" settings, I see an "AMD HDMI Output:AMD High Definition Audio Device". When I click "Properties," then "Supported Formats," all I see is
Max Number of Channels: 2
I cannot ouput 5.1 audio like I want. What do I need to do so I can output 5.1 surround sound audio? I want to send HDMI to my samsung TV, which then sends digital audio to my receiver (too old for HDMI, but does support Dolby 5.1 surround).
Whenever the HDMI is plugged in, I get really bad screen tearing on my Dell monitor that is mirrored with the TV. I notice this when watching streaming video off of the web (I use Chrome). Is there any way to fix this? I scoured the Catalyst Control Center and saw no way to turn on vsync for streaming video. I assume this is an inherent problem because of different refresh rates of the TV vs monitor? Anyway, is there any way to fix this?
Thanks for the help.
I have a Core i5-3570K overclocked to a maximum of 4.3 GHz, 16GB RAM, and a Gigabit GA-Z87X-UD4H motherboard.