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So I hear a lot about how onboard sound cards eat up some CPU. Is this true with onboard nic? I am wondering because I have like 50 nic cards laying around but I just use my onboard nic because its there. What are your thoughts?
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It'll make a slight difference... If you have a card, use it.
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How much difference can it make? i dont think you will notice it at all. The sound card is a different story.
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Originally Posted by cdub998
So I hear a lot about how onboard sound cards eat up some CPU. Is this true with onboard nic? I am wondering because I have like 50 nic cards laying around but I just use my onboard nic because its there. What are your thoughts?
Yes, it's true that any feature of your motherboard that's enabled uses cpu resources. I don't know of any benchmarks or reviews that have put a figure to it, but if you have a nic sitting around, use it.
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To be honest even if there is a slight change in resources its not noticible and negligable and wont give you any advantages really.
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So its not in the same calibur as a sound card with respect to resources.
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I would seriously doubt that it will make a noticible difference.
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So its not in the same calibur as a sound card with respect to resources.
Thats right mate.
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