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I have a msi p67-gd65. Looking at getting the xonar for only $20. Would it be an upgrade?
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Yes it'd be an upgrade. Onboard audio isn't the greatest

I would look into something better tho, like the Asus Xonar DX. Really nice sound card.
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Ok, just thought the xonar dg was an older card so didnt know. Thanks. And is $20 a good deal used?
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I made the jump and the difference is incredible for such a cheap card. The built in headphone amp is great even though I only have a cheap set of $50 cans.
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Pretty sure the DG is actually one of the newer if not newest Xonar. I was really happy going from onboard to the DG.
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There will be a difference. Onboard sound isn't very good.
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I don't think the DG is the newest card but it is a great budget card. For that price it makes a world of a difference.
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Thanks!!
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me too , the DG is amazing for the price , has a built in headphone amp

BUT .... It has only 1 bad thing being PCI ? Maybe in the near future you installd 2 GPUs and in many cases thier large coolers covers all PCI slots

So just check your MoBo and see it
Otherwise the DG really worth it
    
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Definite improvement in clarity, and the amp helps too. Go for it!
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