I recently purchased an XFX 6850 for my home theater pc. I wanted this card because I read it was good for gaming and great for video and Blu-Ray. I wanted a video and sound solution for simplicity. Well I am having some issues with the sound portion.
After installing the card and the drivers I go to Windows Sound in the control panel and when I click on HDMI audio, I only see 2 speakers. This card outputs via HDMI to my Onkio 7.1 Receiver.
While watching movies and Blu-Ray, I hear all 8 channels. However when I play games and listen to other content I only get stereo sound! I installed Dirt 2 Demo, and it looks great, but since Windows is only reporting to the game the computer has 2 speakers, then the game only outputs to the pair. How do I get Windows to recognize all 8 channels??? Is there some setup I am missing to modify the sound setup in the CCC?
XFX 6850 w/ Latest Catalyst drivers
Windows 7 Ult. x64
Asus P5Q Pro
Happauge Tuners x3
ATI Tuner PCIe
Seagate hard drives x9
Intel SSD G1 80GB
3Ware SATA RAID Controller 9650