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MSI X99 SLI Plus with Astro MixAmp Pro 2013?

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I have an MSI X99a SLI Plus mobo (Same as X99S pretty much) and it has Realtek ALC982 for onboard sound.

I'm coming over to PC from consoles so I happen to have a MixAmp Pro and a set of A40s.

If I connect the MixAmp through the optical port on the mobo will I be getting 5.1/7.1 sound? How will it compare to hooking into the optical on a PS4?

I don't want to have to get a Sound Card because I intend to run SLI in the future.