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Windows 10 1607 Anniversary Update - Anyone notice this?

 

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Windows 10 1607 Anniversary Update - Anyone notice this?



Pretty sure that's always been there...
   
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Do these cards have win 10 support ?

I am considering a ZXR maybe but if i will run in to drivers issues i wont bother.
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Do these cards have win 10 support ?

I am considering a ZXR maybe but if i will run in to drivers issues i wont bother.
I am on windows 10 and have had no problems with the latest drivers that support windows 10. That being said there is no sound card that I know of that never has driver issues. But you are safer with sound blaster than any other card out there.
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HDMI is the safest option of all though, also uses the least CPU time and memory (however that could just be for AMD, haven't tested an nvidia card...).
   
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HDMI is the safest option of all though, also uses the least CPU time and memory (however that could just be for AMD, haven't tested an nvidia card...).

alright fine, let me plug in my speakers and headphones right at the back of my graficscard then.
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Quote:
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HDMI is the safest option of all though, also uses the least CPU time and memory (however that could just be for AMD, haven't tested an nvidia card...).

Agreed! From what I have heard it works great with nvidia
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alright fine, let me plug in my speakers and headphones right at the back of my graficscard then.

You would need a receiver to use the HDMI for audio.
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Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul17041993 View Post

HDMI is the safest option of all though, also uses the least CPU time and memory (however that could just be for AMD, haven't tested an nvidia card...).

Agreed! From what I have heard it works great with nvidia
Quote:
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alright fine, let me plug in my speakers and headphones right at the back of my graficscard then.

You would need a receiver to use the HDMI for audio.

He was being sarcastic because it was an obviously unhelpful response.

And realistically, if you are on this forum and notice a difference in FPS outside margin or error between a sound card and HDMI out, your system is completely screwed anyway.
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Quote:
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alright fine, let me plug in my speakers and headphones right at the back of my graficscard then.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madmaxneo View Post

You would need a receiver to use the HDMI for audio.




Quote:
Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

He was being sarcastic because it was an obviously unhelpful response.

And realistically, if you are on this forum and notice a difference in FPS outside margin or error between a sound card and HDMI out, your system is completely screwed anyway.

I was actually being quite serious, HDMI doesn't need anything to operate at 192@24, 8 channel PCM. Additionally the EQ+mixing APO is headless and uses almost nothing. However any audio device with barebone drivers and their enhancements fully disabled/not installed should work the same too.

I definitely agree though, the difference is nothing on decent systems. However if it were on a very limited system, such as my newest laptop, the difference is very significant. It shouldn't affect game FPS though unless the game were to peg out all of the CPU cores.
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul17041993 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by thuNDa View Post

alright fine, let me plug in my speakers and headphones right at the back of my graficscard then.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madmaxneo View Post

You would need a receiver to use the HDMI for audio.




Quote:
Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

He was being sarcastic because it was an obviously unhelpful response.

And realistically, if you are on this forum and notice a difference in FPS outside margin or error between a sound card and HDMI out, your system is completely screwed anyway.

I was actually being quite serious, HDMI doesn't need anything to operate at 192@24, 8 channel PCM. Additionally the EQ+mixing APO is headless and uses almost nothing. However any audio device with barebone drivers and their enhancements fully disabled/not installed should work the same too.

I definitely agree though, the difference is nothing on decent systems. However if it were on a very limited system, such as my newest laptop, the difference is very significant. It shouldn't affect game FPS though unless the game were to peg out all of the CPU cores.

I know you were being serious. Your linked gadget is absolutely useless to pretty much everyone in a real environment like;
  • Having a microphone.
  • Wanting to use both headphones and speakers without physically modifying the device.
  • Not wanting a phantom monitor, since HDMI is incapable of sending only audio.

Also, your laptop will not be fitting an SB card any time soon. Nor would someone be putting a $200+ sound card in the PC equivalent of a ratrod.

That's why I said it isn't helpful. It's an unrealistic diversion that does not serve the intended purpose and does not assist with the question.
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