Realtek HD Integrated Sound card or Creative SoundBlaster Audigy Value Tags: Sound Cards Desktops Realtek Creative Components Last response: June 24, 2009 4:00 AM in Components Share sa_ill June 9, 2009 8:00:17 AM Bought a new desktop. My old desktop has a Creative Audigy Value. The new one has a Gigabyte G31 motherboard with integrated Realtek soudcard. Should I install the Audigy or is the integrated one better? fyi I'm using 4.1 speakers More about : realtek integrated sound card creative soundblaster audigy | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove r_manic June 9, 2009 9:12:27 AM Well the quality is comparative. Unless you do professional audio work, leave the setup the way it is. | Report abuse sa_ill June 9, 2009 10:18:32 AM I just want good quality in music, movies and games. | Report abuse wuzy June 9, 2009 11:01:29 AM Then the integrated will do just fine. Most DSP used for Realtek HD are fairly high quality these days when used with good (but not costing few hundreds) speakers or headphones. | Report abuse Related ressources Realtek ALC850 Integrated Sound Card vs. Audigy or X-Fi - Forum Creative Audigy 2 Value 7.1 Sound Card VS. Onboard Sound - Forum Creative Labs SoundBlaster Audigy 2! - Forum Which sound card do I use? Audigy 2 or Realtek ALC882D? - Forum realtek ac97 vs. soundlblaster audigy ? - Forum Ask the community Publish sa_ill June 9, 2009 11:17:46 AM I already own the Audigy Value. I dont need to buy it. Even so, will the integrated card still be better? I'm using Creative Gigaworks T40 speakers. | Report abuse sa_ill June 9, 2009 2:16:27 PM Anyone for one final clearcut answer? Would be appreciated. | Report abuse gamerk316 June 9, 2009 4:02:05 PM Hmm...I'd actually go with the Realtek on this one; they have very good onboard chips, and the Audigy is getting on in years... | Report abuse sa_ill June 9, 2009 4:19:04 PM btw...the model is Realtek ALC662 | Report abuse r_manic June 24, 2009 4:00:26 AM Stick with the Realtek. Less components in your case = less stuff to go wrong/less heat generation (though an audio card doesn't generate any significant heat). | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Realtek HD Integrated Sound card or Creative SoundBlaster Audigy Value> Related ressources: Forumis it just me or does the realtek HD on the 680i rock? ForumASus P5b Deluxe Onboard sound > Soundblaster Audigy SE?? ForumSoundblaster Audigy vs Onboard ForumWhat kind of REALTEK sound chip comes in the HD 5870? ForumSound Card opinons - alternatives to Creative for gamers? ForumCreative Sound Blaster X-Fi vs Realtek ALC888 ForumSound level balance on Realtek High Definition integrated sound card ForumSoundblaster X-Fi vs. ASUS onboard Realtek ALC882M ForumDell's Soundblaster audigy choice ForumASUS P5P800 with Creative SoundBlaster Live! mobo ForumCreative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 for $2K Rig-REBATEENDTONIGHT ForumOnboard sound (ALC850) or Soundblaster Live 5.1 ForumIs A Sound Card Really Worth It? ForumPSU Help ForumNo sound More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !