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Biggest difference, however, is not raw audio quality, or even advertised feature sets, it's the number of simultaneous hardware voices/polyphony. Most onboard audio peaks at 32, most decent soundcards go to at least 128.

You can miss a lot in certain games with Realtek onboard, vs. even a budget soundcard with a C-Media chipset.

Almost all games are software mixed. Any software that uses Directsound is software mixed. There are only a very few software pieces that support hardware mixing- mostly OpenAL stuff, sometimes. Its been like this since the release of Vista.

This renders the number of simultaneous hardware voices on a soundcard completely irrelevant. Windows does all inter-application mixing in software, too.
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good info,That's all I ask for. I have a Classé preamp do the heavy lifting.thanks 6.gif
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Hopefully most of you can make out the sounds, phone mic does not help, but Realtek 889 sounds glorious smile.gif

Watch in 480p for best sound, it is a bit muffled due to phone being under the sound direction.
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Anyone experienced the onboard sound from ASUS formula vi with built in amp?
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_FORMULA/
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Just like to add, my speakers have horn tweeters, and the mic does not mix well with how sharp it sounds, in person it sounds 10x better than my video.

The mid/low bass really shakes you too.
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You do realize that the recording of your speakers will only sound as good as the speakers of the person watching, right? It's a bit like showing someone a video of how great Blu-ray @ 1080p looks by playing a capture on their 480i tube TV.
   
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