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I have never had a sound/audio card

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So what are the difference between onboard vs an audio card? Why is a card soo much better? My mobos audio says its hd so why do i need a card? I have no knowledge when it comes to these cards so please infomr me of all there is to know

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Read through this.
Might give you a clue.

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ter-audio.html
post #3 of 20
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OK, so it provides better quality sound. Does it help pc performance at all? or is it just to make audio sound better?
    
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post #4 of 20
Performance? No.
If it does, then very very little.

It's mainly for people who want better audio out to their speakers.
post #5 of 20
waste of a pci-e slot if you ask me.

I know it improves the sound quality by a little, but there a lot of better things that you could put in the slot instead.
post #6 of 20
Enlighten us, what is better to put in the slot then?
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post #7 of 20
Well it depends on what you use it with as well.. if you have some cheapo Logitech speakers and a gaming headset you probably won't notice the improvement as much
post #8 of 20
tv card, graphics card, wireless card, usb card, etc
post #9 of 20
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Mmk i will consider it. I read somewhere that it increases fps by like 5 or so because of less load on the cpu that can then be used on the game. Is this true?
    
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post #10 of 20
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Mmk i will consider it. I read somewhere that it increases fps by like 5 or so because of less load on the cpu that can then be used on the game. Is this true?
Yes, it's true. Less CPU load for audio processing since sound card is taking care of that.
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