Originally Posted by Steve-0
Do you guys think I'm better off using a Sound Blaster 16 or Realtek 650?
I fkn love SoundBlaster 16! Thats the card i used most with my ancient music trackers
on my MONSTER: Pentium 233Mhz 16RAM setup!
You should know that Sound Blaster 16 was introduced back in 1992 so the onboard R-ALC650 will have better codecs and ofcourse better compatability.
I know there are new SB16 Drivers around, im not sure what they do though.
The SB16 cards also had some sort of MIDI playback problems, this mostly on the newer versions on the DSP (Digital Sound Processor) this is not good if you are working with music or midi composing.
If you have the Sound Blaster 16 Value Edition i would go with the Realtek no questions asked.. To be really honest, SB16 is so old.. i would probly go with the Realtek Onboard anyway, it's just feels more right.
There was also a SB16 WavEffects released in 97, you sure you dont have that? Again, you should be aware that the Onboards use CPU.
Also, Justice <3