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The title says it all.

I was thinking, though, if you have a sound card using PCI is it possible that the audio going through it is slowing anything else down (especially in gaming)? If so, then I'm probably gonna sell this or something and get a PCIe sound card.

Does the fact that the sound card is using PCI bottleneck anything at all or am I just being paranoid?
 
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PCI isn't remotely a bottleneck for a sound card, especially since it's likely to be the only PCI device in a modern system.

~133MB/s is a lot of data where audio is concerned.

Latency of the bus is also usually negligible, even if their are bridge chips involved.
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