Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren;14848855
so the big question is...how good is the sound quality ?? it use the GPU to create the audio ?? or the mobo as always ??
if is the GPU...it will get more load ?? and the performance of the games will be lower ??
doing this way you'll get the best possible sound quality but like all sound equipment, they are heavily dependant on each other. Buy crappy speakers none of it will sound good and vice versa.
The gpu just sends the sound uncompressed to the receiver in which it's decoded there, so the receiver does all the sound work which is was designed to do the best way possible.. You'll get MUCH MUCH higher quality sound with a good receiver and good speakers. It's costly though. You'll be spending close to 500 and that's only getting small speaker satellites which are decent but it's better to piece the speakers together yourself.
You won't notice a difference in performance if there is any.