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Windows 7: x-fi xtreme audio or gigabyte 880GA-UD3H onboard

08 Jun 2011   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
x-fi xtreme audio or gigabyte 880GA-UD3H onboard

hi folks
id just like to pick some brains on this 1 plz.
i hav just upgraded my mobo to a gigabyte 880GA-UD3H but i had a friend do the fitting.
he put my x-fi extrem music soundcard back in too and i was wondering if there is realy any point in using the sound card as its a brand new mobo and i would think that the onboard HD audio may be better than the old x-fi card.
any suggestions folks??

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08 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Only way for you to determine that is to try both and see which sounds better to you. If you have anything resembling half way decent speakers or headphones I'm betting that you'll still use your X-Fi.

If you're connecting digitally (optical or coax) to a receiver then it doesn't matter which you use, as it will be the receiver that will be doing the digital/analogue conversion.
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08 Jun 2011   #3

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1

hi again stormy cheers 4 a quick reply as usual.
im using a logitech z506 5.1 system and logitech G35,s. so more than likely stick with the x-fi and pax master suite.
cheers! il av a butchers tho just to check wot the onboard is like
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