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I'm running X-530's on onboard audio right now. No slowdowns from what I can tell. However, I'm looking at snatching a cheap AV-710 on eBay soon.
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Originally Posted by swiftshinobi View Post
I'm running X-530's on onboard audio right now. No slowdowns from what I can tell. However, I'm looking at snatching a cheap AV-710 on eBay soon.
Just saying, onboard things even things like onboard video take away from the CPU.. Sound may not be much so meh.
Either way not a bad idea to get a separate card.

The ideal PC doesn't use onboard video / sound. Terefor barely uses any extra resources..
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Just saying, onboard things even things like onboard video take away from the CPU.. Sound may not be much so meh.
Either way not a bad idea to get a separate card.

The ideal PC doesn't use onboard video / sound. Terefor barely uses any extra resources..
I know what you're saying. I just wanted to make a point that on board sound isn't exactly a resource hog. On board sound sufficient for a lot of people and on board surround is quite noticeable compared to on board stereo.
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don't you need an optical connection and the game to support EAX?

Allso some speakers turn it into 5.1 and some leave it in its native format (probablly 2.1)
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don't you need an optical connection and the game to support EAX?

Allso some speakers turn it into 5.1 and some leave it in its native format (probablly 2.1)
no...

you can do 5.1 over analog via the front/rear/center&sub jacks... or SP/DIF out via wire/coaxial or optical...

optical links provide no enhancement over the rca connection other then preventing interference and ground loops...

5.1 out should work with any 5.1 source... i don't think bf2 outputs 5.1 surround...
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Yeah.. Do you have surround sound? Test the onboard and then test it with an addon card.. Huge difference..
i have both... and the digital out from the onboard is identical to the digital out of the sb card...
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