Recently I decidded to upgrade my sound card (Creative vibra) to surround one (scince I have surround speakers setup). So I wanted to go for Creative Live! 24bit ( http://www.creative.com/products/pro...ct=10315&nav=2
), but the technician in the store convinced me to go for other card, from pretty unknown manufacture, but cheaper, and it is external (Gstar UB-003 http://www.gstar.com.tw/products/accessory/ub-003.htm
). So I decided to give it a chance.
First of all, the sound is much much better with 5.1 card then stereo one, on the same surround speakers setup!!!.
But I have a problem, while I play a high quality movie file with new sound card, I have significant slowdown in my PC performance, and scince my PC has very weak CPU(see my sig), this slowdown is pretty critical.
So, my question is: if I change the external card I purchased to internal Creative Live! 24bit, will the slowdown dissapear?
And also in general, is live card is much better for gaming (EAX things, etc.), movies, music in quality than current one?