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X-Fi vs Azalia

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I have an X-Fi currently which runs great love the sound blah blah..

My new MB has built in Azalia HD audio..

I havent put my X-Fi in yet..

I would assume the X-Fi engine would be more efficient, and offload the CPU for the hardware side of Audio, but I know nothing about Azalia.

Stick with the X-Fi or use the onboard?
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Xi-Fi, from my experience anything on-board is almost garbage..(almost always)
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No matter how good onboard is, it will never sound better than a sound card. Just like no matter how good a sound card is, it will never sound better than an external DAC. And no matter how good an external DAC is, it will never beat a real instrument
    
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onboard audio always sucks. My nforce hi-def is nothing compared to my Audgy. And it does not have "enable HD EAX"
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Yeah, I installed the X-Fi..

EAX HD.. nuf said..
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