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Actualy no. That was with Windows XP, the last Microsoft OS to support hardware acceleration for sound. They dropped support for that from Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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That explains why I got such a huge increase with my P4 then
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That explains why I got such a huge increase with my P4 then
Exactly! Back then you could gain anywhere from 2 to 4 fps with a soundcard installed. But it needed to be a good soundcard with hardware acceleration, the cheap ones didn't have that and sound was processed on the CPU too. The Audigy, 2 and 4 had hardware acceleration (one of the Lite models didn't though, I think).
 
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lol
I still don't get it what's with the sound cards.. how are they better than the mobo's integrated one? *honest question*
Quality gaps are observable on the analog outputs mostly.
This Creative chip comes with a high quality DAC-s opposed to what Realtek has.
This chip may finally remove the need of a discrete sound card due to the enhancements it has.
If you will listen carefully to some music you will observe that onboards usually sound lifeless and the sounds are weak and mixed into each other.

Any news on the mobos that will use this ,even rumors ?!
   
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For the sake of argument ... look at this :





Look all those components. Those are not random and useless. The onboard lacks most of those, thus, the provider of the onboard will try to compensate with software. The dedicated sound card, provided it is of high quality, will back up the software by having the required components on the board.
 
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There you have it:

Real proof of that "what happens when engineering students drop out to an English or literature degree" article.
Instead of innovation, we get reworded/rebranded marketing. Hahaha.
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That explains why I got such a huge increase with my P4 then
I noticed a few frames as well with my older athlon 3200+

Still rocking the xtreme music, haha.
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If this chip is indeed well made with high level of integration then it may prove itself much better than any on board available quality wise (and maybe even better than some discrete stuff like ASUS DS or DG for example).

We just need to hear it and compare it with real discrete stuff.
Integration may remove some of the interferences the PCB creates on the analog side in-s or out-s.
   
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I could never go back to onboard TBH, I love my STX too much
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I noticed a few frames as well with my older athlon 3200+

Still rocking the xtreme music, haha.
Still a highish-end sound card. Audio equipment holds its value a LOT longer than anything else in your PC. Years longer.

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If this chip is indeed well made with high level of integration then it may prove itself much better than any on board available quality wise (and maybe even better than some discrete stuff like ASUS DS or DG for example).

We just need to hear it and compare it with real discrete stuff.
Integration may remove some of the interferences the PCB creates on the analog side in-s or out-s.
Honestly its about time. I've always wondered when onboard was going to make the leap to something of quality. For some people this would free up a PCI slot and/or give some more breathing room for a SLI/Xfire setup.
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Sounds great(pun?), but the problem is what the board manufacturers end up doing with it. Like low/mid end boards(size as well as pricing wise, matx/itx) not having this(where it could actually be useful in an entertainment/htpc machine for example), and only stuffing it in their high end 6-8 slot $200+ boards. Hopefully they make some practical use or even niche boards to take advantage of this.
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