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Intel integrated audio question: ALC 898 vs ALC1150

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Is their really a huge difference between say a z77 board with alc 898 and a z87 with alc 1150 ?

I saw this picture on the asrock website was just curious how big a deal this is in sound quality.


that last picture keeps screwing up but you can see it on
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z87%20Extreme6/

Reason I ask is my gaming pc right now is z77 w/ alc 898 and a 3570k

I am getting an extreme 6 for a hell of a deal and was gonna either get an i5 4570k for it and swap that in to my gaming machine and transfer the z77 to my old H55 i3 music pc.

But if the sound quality difference is huge maybe I just wait for the new haswell i3 and use the z87 mobo in my music pc ?

my thoughts are 4670k isn't a huge upgrade to a 3570k anyway so it might not be worth it to bother taking both pc's apart and I can just get a cheap haswell i3 for my music machine.
Edited by HardwareDecoder - 8/20/13 at 4:07pm
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They're pretty much the same (check my sig quote) but what also matters a lot is implementation quality (caps, AMP, isolated PCB/shielding for the most part).

http://www.overclock.net/t/1398739/is-realteks-alc-1150-noticeably-better-than-the-alc-898-chip/20_20#post_20270447
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

They're pretty much the same (check my sig quote) but what also matters a lot is implementation quality (caps, AMP, isolated PCB/shielding for the most part).

http://www.overclock.net/t/1398739/is-realteks-alc-1150-noticeably-better-than-the-alc-898-chip/20_20#post_20270447

ahh well according to the info on the asrock site the 1150 is much better shielded and it has some extra processing chip.
Edited by HardwareDecoder - 8/20/13 at 4:16pm
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