Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren;14906191
question, its a AMD better than a Nvidia in the sound department ?? or vice versa ??
or they are just equal ?? they just sent the signal and it doesn't matter the "brand" ??
why people prefer to get 200$ sound cards and not use this method ?? because all you need is a good receiver and good speakers right ???
Both are equal, using hdmi 1.4, the signal is sent uncompressed.
People don't go this route because it's a lot pricier. with sound card and speakers it's roughly....uh...300-400
This method, assuming it's for gaming. My 5850 was almost 300 when I got it, + 300 for my reciever. So that's 600 dollars right there. Now the sound quality of a method like this is superior to anything a little sound card will be able to do, so in order for this to shine you have to spend money on quality speakers. Now you can buy home theater in a box like speakers which are usually small satellites which CAN get the job done for around 300-400 but the range of sounds is nothing like piecing together your own speakers which usually start at around 60 dollars a speaker (book shelf speakers) then adding in the sub which is usually starting around 200.
Of ocurse if it's not gaming and you get a simple <100 video card with hdmi on it or soudn card with HDMI it'll shave a few bucks but you're looking at almost a min of 500 dollars just for an audio setup.