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Realtek ALC887 vs Creative SB Live!

Last response: in Components
March 20, 2014 11:55:56 AM

Hi everyone! I've been using my Creative SB Live! audio card for years on my old PC, and I was happy with it, but I have bought a new PC recently with Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 with Realtek ALC887 onboard audio card. Since the MB is very small, my graphic card takes too much space, so the only PCI slot on the MB, so I don't have the space for my former (SB Live) audio card.

My question is - is there a significant difference in (output / recording) sound quality between these two cards?

Thanks in advance!

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March 20, 2014 12:20:34 PM

The Realtek onboard sound chip is HD audio and will sound better then the old Sound Blaster Live and where the separate sound card may have access to some added features , the audio playback and recording of the Realtek will be better.
March 20, 2014 1:44:53 PM

Thank you very much for the info, inzone!