Is a sound card necessary, after 15 years I got a new puter.
I fiqured I’d take some things out of my older puter like my sound card,wireless card,etc and put in the new one.
My new mb card is msi’s z107a and I see it looks like a decent setup for sound already.
my old card is a soundblaster, should I bother ?
if yes, will it help that much, framerates, etc?
Thanks in advance.
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I have two sound blasters……
…sitting in a box marked “might come in handy one day, but not likely”
I am using a SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum driving Logitech z5300 5.1 speakers .The sound quality is amazing. Not so with the on board Realtek chip driving the same 5.1 setup
The Realtek noticeably lacked dynamic range and bottom end punch.
Cheers : Dave Merry Christmas!
Snelle last edited by
Soundblasters are still loved by musicians for low latency. I recently was about to re-install the Sb Audigy to, could barely resist the temptation though.
On board uses CPU , but just a little I think.
Latest moddest drivers http://danielkawakami.blogspot.nl/2015/09/sb-audigy-series-support-pack-61.html
Ha, thanks guys.
Thats what i was thinking but what do i know, im just an OLDer FART.
Been away quite awhile. Hppe to get into it again.
Already got 433 installed, got my profile done.
Actually fired her up from ramp,took off and a nice soft landing. Haha.havent flown in a year or more.
Now to fiqure out win 10, tryed 8.1- that lasted about 1 hour.
Downloaded 10 instead. O well.
Merry x-mas guys
neystratiou last edited by
Well i have a Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer around 9 years now.
It still rocks! Started with windows XP and Vista drivers, then supported by stable also windows 7 driver and now already released driver for windows 10. This IS real support after 9 years.
About the quality? Simply a Sound Blaster!
Now 2 things in mind:
- First a brand extra sound card can offer in general better audio quality in relation to the onboard one.
- Second about FPS loss, hear this: The gain of a sound card in a PCIex1 slot in relation of a sound card in an old PCI slot is only 1 (rare 2) FPS! About the onboard ones, if i remember correct the variation is around 2-3 (against the onboard).
raven6 last edited by
IMHO back in the days having a soundblaster was a “must have”
Ain’t that the truth!
Back in the day !!!
Yep, were showing our age folks.
Snelle last edited by
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