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Originally Posted by diggiddi View Post

So does having a receiver negate the need for trueaudio or does it enhance the experience?


I believe it should be able to manipulate the signal in a way that gives it the amazing effect so should not be removed by the receivers processing. Have you heard the demos on youtube? The Thief ones gives a good example and that can be played via Flash then a soundcard / onboard sound, either to a headphone out or via HDMI to a TV then through headphones which would suggest it will be all good thumb.gif
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post #12 of 14
it works just like a soundcard, even if you have no other soundcards you still get sound.
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Most audio isn't ever processed on soundcards anymore. That died with OpenAL and DirectSound. Now the audio processing is done on the CPU with fmod and xaudio. If the game is using AstoundSound by GenAudio then the audio processing can be done on the sound processor on the AMD cards but hardly any games support it at the moment and the game actually has to use AstoundSound which is libraries and isn't something that works like VSS (Virtual Surround Sound) such as SBX Pro Studio or Dolby Headphone which takes your 5.1 or 7.1 speaker channels and applies it to a HRTF. VSS doesn't interact with the game whereas AstoundSound is an actual part of the game and must be put there by the developers.

The Sound Processor (and this is true for Sound Cards as well) is utterly useless unless the game is using it. I'm not sure if SBX Pro Studio is calculated through software or done on the SoundCore 3D (processor on the sound card). All modern games do their audio processing on the CPU through Xaudio or fmod.
Edited by Dreyka - 2/9/14 at 7:24am
post #14 of 14
i'm actually about two weeks away from assembling a mid range build with an asus maximus vi formula, and an r9 290. Figured i'd settle for the onboard sound and wifi rather than going with the extreme and paying another couple hundred just to have the best stuff. Anyway i'm not expecting my sound to stand up to a high grade sound card, but it'd be cool to know exactly what to expect when combining the onboard with the trueaudio bump. i'm not an audiophile, but i do pay a fair amount of attention to sound, though overall my main focus is surround.

hopefully i wont live to regret skimping on the sound too much, and if it turns out this combo gives a great quality i'll shed tears of joy XD(also not sure if this counts as a necro since the main topic is a still new tech that doesnt have all that much info out on it so far)
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