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Old 08-16-2005, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I play online games I've heard some people say that a sound card will give me better [frams per second]than onboard sound. I have AC97 audeo onboard sound.Just wondering if this is true or not I'VE heard anything from 2-5% to 30% in performance could someone give me some help on this matter.Thank you

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The performance change is very minimal. It will not change much, unless you are using the full maximum capability of your onboard sound..

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Old 08-16-2005, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Agreed with U-Toast. You probably wont even notice a difference in graphics quality, or even sound quality for that matter. AC97, in my opinion, is quite good.

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Old 08-17-2005, 05:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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depends on a couple of different factors, but I would be impressed if you saw a 2% gain in FPS. Mainly it hinges on cpu power, if you have a slow cpu then you might get a 5% change, with todays processors theres enough power for onboard audio to not lag. Unless you have a sound problem spend your cash on something else.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Elbatrop1
Agreed with U-Toast. You probably wont even notice a difference in graphics quality, or even sound quality for that matter. AC97, in my opinion, is quite good.
Most people will really notice a sound difference with a soundcard vs intergrated.

You would be looking in the 3-5% CPU catagory, not overall system peformance.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh yes I defintely noticed an improvement in sound quality when I got my Audigy. And not just music, it made BF2 sound a lot better too.


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