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Is integrated sound card (SupremeFX X-Fi 2) on Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 comparable to x-fi tianium ? is better or worse ?
Asking becouse there is no place on mobo for sound card it would be too close to gfx
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Originally Posted by LukaTCE View Post
Is integrated sound card (SupremeFX X-Fi 2) on Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 comparable to x-fi tianium ? is better or worse ?
Asking becouse there is no place on mobo for sound card it would be too close to gfx

I don't know how it compares, but the SupremeFX thing on the Gene-z is software level. The actual chip is still a realtek.
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It's not bad. My X-FI Fatality was alot better imo.
    
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So aynone know ?
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Try this thread: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...s-iv-gene.html

I cant say I personally can tell the diff from my old integrated chip to this one. From what I subjectively can tell it has better quality (deeper bass, better mids/treble). I might know better once I get a new sound system.
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I haven't had a X-Fi 2 onboard codec like in the IV GENeE-Z, but I have had a normal X-Fi onboard codec with a Crosshair IV Formula and III GENE. I'm leaning that it's more or less the same.

The onboard seems easier to set up at times and troubleshoot sound issues. One thing I've noticed with my physical sound card over the onboard is that it is capable of being louder, however it also crackles more due to that capability. It is mainly noticable in music. I didn't have this problem with onboard.
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After using both, I much prefer my X-Fi titanium with PAX drivers. My sound has alot more "ooompff" and more bass then the onboard Supreme2, no matter what I did with the THX panel software

More info here

http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showth...etup-questions

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/21742

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ound-card.html


For onboard sound, its pretty good, but still can't really compare with dedicated sound card. It just depends on what your sound needs and perception is.
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 11/1/11 at 10:36am
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After using both, I much prefer my X-Fi titanium with PAX drivers. My sound has alot more "ooompff" and more bass then the onboard Supreme2, no matter what I did with the THX panel software

More info here

http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showth...etup-questions

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/21742

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ound-card.html


For onboard sound, its pretty good, but still can't really compare with dedicated sound card. It just depends on what your sound needs and perception is.
I hoped it is same coz this board is realy cool also coz of sign "Republic of Gamers" It will effect gfx2 if i put sound card in ? i mean coz of cooling gfx1 is anyway more hotter (~95C°)
Can you please link PAX drivers ?
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post #9 of 9
No place for Sound card ? you doing SLI or/ X-Fire ? or have a 3-slot Asus card in mind ?
otherwise there SHOULD be room ... and IF not, or you ARE doing the above ...

You can still Buy the board ...

buy a PCI-E Riser Card Extender Extension Cable, like so ...

Buy/run/plug in your ... Creative X-fi Titanium Sound card or TV turner or whatever else floats your boat

... problem solved !
   
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