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Can anyone shed some light on what the different options mean? They are known as sound channels in game and come under the presets: Lowest (16), Low(32), Medium(64) and High (128). It comes defaulted at Low.
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Hi NoiseTemper,

The sound channels setting determines how many sounds the game will play simultaneously. More sounds will allow for a more immersive audio experience, but the choices down the list usually recommend the use of a PCI sound card. Sound and performance issues may occur if you're using onboard sound with High settings, but you can easily change it back if you experience problems. Feel free to tinker with the settings.
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post #3 of 27
To give you an idea:

Most onboard sound support 32 channels, best setting to start with.
Most add-on sound cards support 64 channels
X-Fi cards advertise 128 channel or more. It basically says that on the box.

I would leave it at 32, unless you have an add-on card that says otherwise.
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ahk. Thanks guys +REP
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Since this is a thread about Diablo III audio I think I should note this is the ONLY GAME I have ever played on my PC that has NATIVE 7.1. From my HDMI out on my PC to my Receiver I am running direct channels and it is feeding live 7.1. No ProLogic crap, pure 7.1.

So thrilled. So, so thrilled.
     
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So hows the game itself? Worth $60?
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by arctia View Post

To give you an idea:
Most onboard sound support 32 channels, best setting to start with.
Most add-on sound cards support 64 channels
X-Fi cards advertise 128 channel or more. It basically says that on the box.
I would leave it at 32, unless you have an add-on card that says otherwise.

Ah. I think that's why if I put my asus on 128 sound seems off. I'll try it out with 64
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How many sound channels does the Realtek ALC892 support?

I can't figure it out, there are multiple "Channel" types listed it seems, not sure.
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So hows the game itself? Worth $60?

Yes! sooo worth it.
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Does anyone know what number a xonar dg would be considered in terms of channels?
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