Originally Posted by iARDAs
How is the sound quality of our Asus Sabertooth Z77's sound drivers?
I have a Creative XFI titanium but I am wondering if I should just sell it and uninstall and use Sabertooth Z77's internal sound.
I am looking for honest answers.
I can also try this of coruse when I go home but I really don't want to enable internal sound drivers of the motherboard and have a conflict with the creative drivers I have.
BTW my soundcard is Creative XFI Titanium.
Originally Posted by keesgelder
Here's my honest opinion:
I bought this board thinking the sound would be OK. I had a Xonar DG but I thought "o well I'll just put that in my spare rig and have a cleaner looking PC" as the Sabertooth Z77 doesn't have a PCI slot. Well, the on board sound of the Sabertooth Z77 made me sad
. I'm no audiophile but I immediately noticed the difference; the sound of the on board chip seemed way more 'shallow' to me, making guns sound like fire crackers in games (I'm exaggerating a bit to make a point). I ordered a Xonar DGX asap and what a relief it is.
I believe your sound card is way more high end than mine (this one is only 35 bucks), so you would definitely notice the difference. I would never dump that card to go for the on board sound of the Sabertooth Z77. If you really want to sell it, I would take it out for a full week first. When the crying starts, put it back in (exaggerating a bit again
My also honest opinion:
I got the Z77 in, and when I put it in, I was disgusted with the sound quality (it was terrible) My 4yr old motherboard sounded only slightly worse than it.
I immediately had to switch via optical out, to my Z-5500 - even my logitech did a better job of processing the sound than the motherboard did - put it that way.
I used to have the D1, but as it was PCI, it didn't fit - so i was forced to buy the DX - and I absolutely love it (apart from the fact it is made by asus, and has the worst implementation of software imaginable)
Long story short, as the other gent said - keep your soundcard, it is definitely worth it.