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I have an old Creative soundblaster audigy SE currently in my rig. I recently purchased the msi P67A-GD65.

Now I realize almost always a seperate soundcard is better then onboard, but this card is rather dated. I know audio is mostly always individual preference, but will I gain any improvements/features using my onboard sound over my pci soundcard?

I am by no means an audiophile and only have a moderate 2.1 speaker setup with no receiver. I am basically wondering if my card is at a point where its old enough that it does not provide any improvements over onboard. Obviously the answer here is to just upgrade the soundcard, but for now, what would be ther better choice?
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i wouldnt bother seeing as creatives drivers for their current cards suck so i expect they are even worse for older cards, more hassle than its worth i reckon
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isn't there are modded driver ?

i guess u better try it on gaming compare the sound ....(i believe use ur old creative still do better)
(compared mine, onboard current board to previous x-fi asus REX(lga775) still, the asus REX's x-fi still does better on gaming) note:"better" here means more boom boom ^^
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Get an Asus Xonar DG or spend a few more dollars and get an Xonar DX.
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Originally Posted by sugiik;12960924 
isn't there are modded driver ?

i guess u better try it on gaming compare the sound ....(i believe use ur old creative still do better)
(compared mine, onboard current board to previous x-fi asus REX(lga775) still, the asus REX's x-fi still does better on gaming) note:"better" here means more boom boom ^^

Ya there are XI-Fi drivers modded to work with it, but it just gives you more options to make it boom more. They don't really give more performance just more options iirc. I will do some testing in game, was just testing with music in spotify/foobar/winamp.
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Originally Posted by Tacoboy;12961608 
Get an Asus Xonar DG or spend a few more dollars and get an Xonar DX.

Eventually will, just wondering if it is worth using the sound card I have now or the onboard. Probably will do some more testing and see if I can find a difference in sound quality. Thanks for the repllies.
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