Originally Posted by h0thead132
Originally Posted by Coach Mcguirk
No, in most cases. The sound card should pass the audio through your graphics cards HDMI.
Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S.
I may be wrong but I am pretty sure from all the HDMI graphics cards I have seen that the graphics card has its own sound processor on the card to do sound so therefore no, adding a sound card and the sound card process the sound via the HDMI will not work unless there is some witchcraft that I don't know about
Wait...i thought HDMI graphics cards do NOT have their own sound processor, where did you hear that from??
EDIT: Here is a good read from someone who has more technical knowledge than myself.
"An HDMI video card does not have a sound processor and it does not have analogue support. It is not really a soundcard, it is a conduit for HDMI audio Most motherboards these days have 7.1 out from the motherboard sound chip so you can get 7.1 analogue out, but used on these often arent much cop They may be slightly better than the DAC in a medium to low priced amplifier though. A good analogue soundcard trumps all for quality, this includes external DACS (ie via USB, SPDIF). Yes, exactly right, the amp has a sound processor as well as an analogue converter The graphics card is just a conduit for the digital audio However, computer programs (like video players, music players...) can also perform their own signal processing witho a soundcard a soundcard. For example, Winamp lets you EQ the sound and send sound to more than 2 speakers with stereo input. However, some of these utils degrade the sound quality, it depends how good your sound system is, how good your h and if you are bothered by it. btw, PCM is the best quality you can get HD audio codecs sound quality is not affected by where it is decoded to PCM when using HDMI.
Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy S.Edited by Coach Mcguirk - 2/29/12 at 1:09pm