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Intel HD audio vs Audigy 2

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My current gaming rig (note, i might need to update my profile, haven't been on in awhile) has Intel HD audio built in.

My question is, does that use the cpu for it's stuff? Would I be better putting in my old Audigy 2 (maybe it's a 1, don't actually recall) in my gaming rig for a little better performance?

While currently i'm just using a 2 speaker set up, I do have a 5.1 headset i use sometimes (i tend to get motion sickness after 3+ hours though, so i only really use it when i'm playing fps).

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Most dedicated cards are better than onboard. Intel Onboard uses your CPU as it's processor.
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