Onboard sound? Tags: Motherboards Computer Last response: February 18, 2010 2:36 PM in Motherboards Share ironic_sobriquet February 18, 2010 4:28:33 AM are there any companies that make a small (microATX or miniITX) board with sound I'm not going to want to upgrade with a $100 x-Fi card? I'm tired of motherboards I have to upgrade out of the box... it's just annoying... I don't really NEED a new computer, so I guess I'm saying I'm not buying until I find exactly what I want... More about : onboard sound p1n3apqlexpr3ss a b V Motherboard February 18, 2010 4:44:56 AM EVERY new mobo comes with onboard sound... even my ancient thing has onboard sound... m 0 l ironic_sobriquet February 18, 2010 4:52:04 AM thats not true, Foxconn bloodrage is a perfect example... there are motherboards out there w/o onboard sound... they're just rare... and that wasn't the question... m 0 l Related resources should i disable onboard Audio when i install a sound card? - Forum Sound onboard vs card - Forum Will the onboard sound be sufficient for 7.1 headset? - Forum Asus Maximus Z97 Hero onboard sound vs Asus Xonar Phoebus? - Forum GPU HDMI Sound vs Onboard Mobo Sound? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer p1n3apqlexpr3ss a b V Motherboard February 18, 2010 4:54:16 AM Yea... look at any mini-atx board from asus/gigabyte, theyll have onboard sound... as for mini-itx.. only ones i know of are on atom or ion platforms.. but they still have onboard m 0 l jsc a c 156 V Motherboard February 18, 2010 4:55:12 AM And the current HDA is pretty good. It doesn't support things like SB's EAX 5.0, but what do you expect for free. And Soundblaster makes a perfectly serviceable 5.1 card for about $30. m 0 l ironic_sobriquet February 18, 2010 5:06:24 AM meh, I just don't understand to problem with giving us quality products... I mean they sell lot's of motherboards that cost 200-300 dollars... so what gives? m 0 l jsc a c 156 V Motherboard February 18, 2010 6:10:48 AM They sell lots more costing $75 - $200. I will be willing to bet you, that in a double blind test, 98% of all computer users cannot reliably distinguish between modern HDA and something like an X-Fi using computer speakers. m 0 l ironic_sobriquet February 18, 2010 2:36:43 PM hmm, maybe you're right... I'll go grab an xFi card off of ebay at some point and give that a try... I'll get my buddy to help... maybe I'll post my results on youtube... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDedicated Sound Card VS. Onboard Sound Card Forum SolvedAudio delay between onboard and sound card? Forum SolvedRealtek Audio Driver Environment Editor / Get better audio fron on-board sound card Forum SolvedLow range sound card VS upper range onboard audio Forum SolvedOnboard sound isn't working, help! Forum SolvedG1.Sniper 5 onboard sound not detected on startup Forum SolvedDoes the Asus m5a97 LE R2.0 have onboard sound? Forum SolvedNo sound from onboard for FM2A75M-DGS Forum SolvedDo I need to disable onboard audio after installed a dedicated sound card? Forum SolvedOld Dedicated Sound Card Better than Newer Onboard? Forum SolvedOnboard Sound Not Working Forum SolvedSound glitches every 60 seconds. Removed sound card and use onboard audio then sound is fine. Forum SolvedIs 7.1 onboard Sound Good? Forum SolvedFrom onboard sound to ODAC Forum SolvedSound card vs USB headset vs onboard ALC898 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !