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When I went to a nvidia GT 545 from GT 520 audio quality improved tremendously. Why?

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I have been tweaking my system by changing video cards I first tried a nvidia GT 430, then a GT 520 and was not able to hear any difference in audio quality. The next thing I tried was turning on the headphone surround effect in my VCL media player and got a very good increase in quality of sound through my old hi-fi which includes a powerful power amplifier and old Bose 901 speakers. I next tried nvidia GT 545 video card and the sound Improve phenomenally . The video card in particular I tried was the PNY brand using nvidia GeForce GT 545 chipset and 1536 MB DDR memory.

So what was the cause of this tremendous improvement in sound quality? Was it using the brand PNY for a video card? Was it GeForce GT 545 chipset ? Or the amount of hardware acceleration that video card has compared to the others I tried? (I had video acceleration overlay turned on in the VLC media player.) What happens is the dynamic range with my new arrangement seems tremendously better. Human voices sound much more realistic. You can also hear a tremendous difference when listening to piano's every note sounding very vibrant. So please give it your best shot and tell me why you think this is happening. I plan on building a new computer shortly and sound quality will be a major concern.
Edited by bbmiller - 2/3/12 at 6:03am
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This is the section you would want for information about this next build where sound quality will be a major concern. I don't know which section would be more likely to answer your current question, but whatever you hear here ask in the HiFi section and do what they say for your next build.
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This is the section you would want for information about this next build where sound quality will be a major concern. I don't know which section would be more likely to answer your current question, but whatever you hear here ask in the HiFi section and do what they say for your next build.

LoL I'm not a huge audiophile myself but that is the approach I take when it comes to shopping for sound related products. There are people that really care about audio (the ones you will find on audio forums) and those who just came off their TV's built in speakers and think anything else is amazing. So if you don't do a lot research and can't listen to a product for yourself ask a trusted source and go with what they say. Just don't fall for casual hype surrounding the "gaming" marketing of certain products.

*cough* Turtle Beach Headsets *choke* tongue.gif


...I really no nothing about the audio difference between those 2 entry level GPUs (or most GPUs for that matter).
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