Sound card vs onboard (performance) Tags: Sound Cards Performance Components Last response: April 20, 2006 8:06 PM in Components Share goudwijzevis April 20, 2006 10:37:46 AM Would buying a cheap soundcard (£10) increase gaming performance by a significant amount? Since the CPU wouldnt need to process sound, It got me thinking that spending £10 would get me a few extra FPS in most games. Do any of you have any figures on performance gains? More about : sound card onboard performance Flakes April 20, 2006 11:01:08 AM extra 2-3 fps in games depending on what cpu you have now, if your cpu is a AMD64 or dual core, youll probably not see much of an increase cause the cpu has enough power for onboard sound. sturm April 20, 2006 7:48:37 PM Goud.... is correct. Unless your running an older cpu - say sub 1600 mhz, you wont see any real world benefit from getting a seperate sound card. And a few fps wont do anything for your gameing anyway. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Codesmith April 20, 2006 8:06:12 PM You won't get noticible FPS increases. But most games are tailored to sound best on the latest Creative Sound Card. Upgrading to an XFi-Extreem Music and Sony MDR v6 Studio monitor headphones has greatly enhanced my gaming experience. I can almost close my eyes and hunt my prey by the sound of their footsteps. (PS if don't confuse the v6's with the v6000's which suck, and definately mod them with velour earpads, pleather doesn't cut if for long gaming sessions.) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDedicated Sound Card VS. Onboard Sound Card Forum SolvedSound card vs USB headset vs onboard ALC898 Forum SolvedDedicated sound card vs onboard? Forum SolvedOnboard sounds vs sound card sound. Any difference with headset? Forum SolvedLow class Sound card vs onboard audio 2013 Forum Gigabyte Z87X-OC on-board sound card VS XFI XtremeGamer Forum Solvedgreat sound card with headset stereo/5.1 vs onboard sound card with headset great 5.1/7.1 headphone Forum SolvedOnboard Sound vs Graphics card? Forum Low range sound card VS upper range onboard audio Forum SolvedOnboard analog cables vs sound card optical.. Forum SolvedSound card vs onboard audio - which is better Forum SolvedOnboard sound card VS discrete sound card Forum Does a sound card improve performance compared to on-board sound? Forum SolvedOnboard Sound Vs. Card Forum Solved650i onboard vs pci vs pci express sound card Forum my asrock g41m vs3 doesn't detect the onboard sound card. Forum Asus ROG Hero onboard sound VS Siberia Elite USB Sound card Forum Sound Card vs Onboard Sound w/ ATH-m50 & Spotify Forum Which sound card onboard vs Creative Forum Dedicated Sound Card vs Onboard Sound (optical) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !