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Possibly a silly question, but do you think i will get that much of a performance increase over onboard sound with a creative soundblaster live 5.1? as i have a soundblaster 5.1 laying about.

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Yes, it will ease your cpu from having to perform that duty and also free's up some resorces. You will gain a slight FPS boost by using a sound card as opposed to using onboard sound.


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You would get a decent improvement. the main thing that improved for me however, was sound quality, not FPS in games
 
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you will get a slight boost in fps. for the simple fact that it frees up your cpu from producing the sounds. and yes the sound quality will be better.
    
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