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: Forumonboard sound vs . stand alone sound card ForumOn-Board Sound vs . PCI Sound Card Forumsound card vs onboard sound ForumOld sound card vs new onboard sound ? Forum650i onboard vs pci vs pci express sound card ForumOnboard sound card VS discrete sound card Forumonboard sound Vs PCI sound card ForumSound Card vs . Onboard Sound ForumMy onboard vs a cheap sound card Forumshould i buy a sound card ? or should i stick with onboard sound ? ForumOnboard vs Dedicated Sound Cards/5.1 Surround Sounds System Forumsound cards vs onboard sound ForumSound card vs onboard with 2 speakers ForumSound Card vs Onboard Sound w/ ATH-m50 & Spotify ForumSound Card or On-Board ? ForumOnboard sound card question ForumRealtek ALC892 vs discrete sound for surround sound performance ForumSound Cards Why do I need one when my onboard sounds good? ForumUpgrade My Comp. ForumBest sound card for $$$ More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !