I am looking to buy a sound card. Right now I am using integrated Realtek AC97 Audio and I heard that if I switch from integrated to a seperate card I can get a CPU performance boost of up to 15%. Also My computer doesn't have a MIDI/gameport and I would really
like one so I don't have to purchase a new joystick.
I am not willing to spend very much money on a sound card though, $20 Canadian MAX. I would also prefer to buy from www.tigerdirect.ca
. I really know nothing about sound cards, never got around to learing what brands are good, what specs are good etc. I was wondering if this is a good card:
It supports 6 channels which I like because I might want to hook up my computer to my sterio system to watch movies and it supports 5.1 surround sound.
Is this a good sound card or could I get one with better specs for less money?