Originally Posted by Crag
most modern on-boards like the ALC889 and the ALC892 have more than 100 SnR ,almost all didcated cards now are above 110 (the top now is 124 in Xonar ST/X)
BUT it's not only the SnR to look for in sound cards , its good sign but not everything
I have the ALC892 and it sucks. Sure, it may have 100SnR but once the output picks up the computer noise it doesn't matter anymore. I cant' stand it with my HD555, fine when music is playing but between songs or quiet moments in game all I hear is a faint high pitched noise that drives me nuts. That is on an Asus P8Z68V-Pro with the front audio disconnected...
Oh well, I should have my Titanium HD tomorrow and this will be a thing of the past.