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post #51 of 55
Whats up guys,
Sorry to jack the thread, but I have had a set of Klipsch Promedia Ultra 5.1speakers on an Audigy 2 zs card for some time now and I was wondering if anyone was still familiar with these cards compaired with cards today in the $100 range. Is there any worth while upgrade room with these new cards compaired to what I all ready have.

I guess I would consider myself as an audiophile, but an over the top one. I do have about $5,000 invested in my Home Theater audio, but Im not so critical with my PC sound. I do want better than average sound quality though. Do you think its about time to upgrade???
post #52 of 55
yes.
post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster;13277074 
The headphone amplifier doesn't do anything to help online gaming.

well try and power a 600ohm headphone with it. That headphone amp ain't much on it. But for gaming its a lot. That's where it shines. But for music its not much.
post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by Domino;13277788 
What?

Have you seen how much BC2 loads down your CPU while in 5.1? It takes roughly an entire thread which bottle down dual cores horrendously.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/multimedia/display/creative-soundblaster-xfi_9.html#sect0

2 FPS, but its there. tongue.gif

no soundcard will give better frame rates. Bc 2 is 16bit and soundcards trying to upscale it to 24bit use a lot of cpu coz its all software emulation. There's no hardware acceleration in vista/windows 7. Its all been incorporated into the game engines and the games. The rest is just emulation then the soundcard doing the conversion. There's no EAX, THERE'S no whatever creative name it hardware acceleration. It doesn't happen on windows 7. Audigy was released for older games needing hardware acceleration to make them work on 7 and vista. Bc 2 online cpu usage thing started with the multicore patch since then everyone is pointing fingers to everyone else instead of EA fixing their bad coding
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by Spooony;13290853 
no soundcard will give better frame rates. Bc 2 is 16bit and soundcards trying to upscale it to 24bit use a lot of cpu coz its all software emulation. There's no hardware acceleration in vista/windows 7. Its all been incorporated into the game engines and the games. The rest is just emulation then the soundcard doing the conversion. There's no EAX, THERE'S no whatever creative name it hardware acceleration. It doesn't happen on windows 7. Audigy was released for older games needing hardware acceleration to make them work on 7 and vista. Bc 2 online cpu usage thing started with the multicore patch since then everyone is pointing fingers to everyone else instead of EA fixing their bad coding

There is audio hardware acceleration in Windows 7/Vista; they just removed Direct3D. OpenAL and ALchemy are hardware accelerated audio languages.
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