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Windows 7: Which of my sound cards is better?

28 May 2011   #1
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Which of my sound cards is better?

i have an on-board and installed sound card that both can do pretty much the same thing, but

my on-board supports 24bit 192000 Hz (max)

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

and my installed sound card supports 24bit 96000 Hz (max)

Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards

does that mean i spent cash to buy a sound card that is actually worst then my on-board?

is Hz everything? sorry im a novice when it comes to sound/sound cards




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28 May 2011   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I would say the onboard might be better but .....


If you get that card working fine under Win7, only you can decide if it actually sounds better or not.
Alot will depend on your speakers as well, and how much of a Audiophile you are.


The Sound card may actually have more clarity.

A lot of onboard audio these days is getting quite decent, but I find mine to sound muddy in comparison to my X-Fi.


I think officially, its the just Xtreme Gamer and up thats officially supported on Win7. Could be wrong on that.
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29 May 2011   #3
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The quality of the audio is based on the bit rate of the source; the higher the bit rate, the better the quality. However, much of what you hear is determined by your output: the speakers. 8 channel audio won't mean squat if you've only got 2 speakers.

If you game I'd use the card. Agreed, onboard audio chips are a lot better these days but they're just never as good as dedicated cards.
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29 May 2011   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
The quality of the audio is based on the bit rate of the source; the higher the bit rate, the better the quality.
Very good point.
A poorly encoded, very low bitrate MP3, for example, is going to sound horrid regardless what setup you have.
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29 May 2011   #5
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

alright thanks guys makes perfect sense

appreciate the help
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