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Does my mobo support 7.1 SS using USB?

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I have MSI p67a-gd65 mobo
and my question is... does my mobo support 7.1 surround sound if I use USB connection

I can see that my mobo supports 7.1 SS with 3.5 mm connectors but I'm not quiet sure if it does with USB... does it?

thanks
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I have MSI p67a-gd65 mobo
and my question is... does my mobo support 7.1 surround sound if I use USB connection

I can see that my mobo supports 7.1 SS with 3.5 mm connectors but I'm not quiet sure if it does with USB... does it?

thanks
whatever you plug into the usb port will determine the amount of channels and whether it SS or stereo. I assume this is for a headset though, in which case, 7.1 is a waste.

Your motherboard only controls sound through the 6 rear 3.5mm ports and the 2 from 3.5mm ports, anything you plug into the USB has its own controller
    
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I would guess that if you use a 7.1-channel USB "sound card", it doesn't really matter what motherboard you have... ?
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