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Can someone please explain to me the importance of getting a sound card?

My onboard audio plays 5.1 audio through Turtle Beaches fine using optical audio.
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In some cases, improved connectivity, but the main difference is the quality of the sound, even a low end Asus or Creative card will be leaps and bounds better than the on board audio
    
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