Originally Posted by Benz
Intel's Via VT2020 is way better than a Realtek's ALC889. My friend and I have Genius SW-HF5.1 6000 speakers, (they're the same as Logitech Z-2300) when I plug them in my onboard card the sound is very very crappy, but when I hear his sound on Via VT2020 the sound is incomparable, I'm guessing Via has way better integrated chips.
XD if a Logitech Z-2300 fan (me for example XD) read this... i'm sure he is gonna hate you cos... this is blasphemy!!!
I test the sound of the realtek chip using an amp (my beloved Matrix M-Stage) and it sounds good. I also test it with my Asus xonar and the creative card of my sign and sounds better but the only noticeable when using high quality cans like my beyerdynamic 880, i love those puppies!.
However they (realtek and intel) might sound better if you use a set of speakers... but not for the quality of the output signal comming from any of those chips.Edited by GaToMaLaCo - 8/29/11 at 9:14am