Sound card or onboard? Tags: Sound Cards Sound Blaster Motherboards Components Last response: April 12, 2010 8:42 PM in Components Share sev7nflow April 12, 2010 7:14:12 PM Hi I was just wondering if my onboard sound card on my motherboard here http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=M3A770DE&s=... is better than my sound blaster live! 24 bit card http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?sid=637... which one should i use? More about : sound card onboard geofelt a c 143 V Motherboard April 12, 2010 7:25:30 PM If you have both, try each out and pick the best. If you are looking to buy a sound card, try the on-board sound first. Most of the time you will find it to be excellent. Only if you have high end speakers and a good ear would a sound card be worthwhile. In past history, a sound card saved some cpu cycles, but with today's faster cpu's and multi cores any cpu savings is a non-issue. gamerk316 a b V Motherboard April 12, 2010 7:54:12 PM Most onboard soundchips will produce better output then an old SB Live card these days. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer saaiello a b V Motherboard April 12, 2010 8:42:57 PM The old sound blaster live are very bad sound cards in todays standards check out my thread on sound cards for more info. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumShould i get a sound card or use onboard sound ForumDoes this motherboard come with an onboard sound card ? ForumWhich sound card onboard vs Creative ForumLost onboard sound card ForumSound card 's maximum volume half of onboard 's ForumSound Card , MoBo Compatibility, Onboard Audio ForumOnboard sound blown, looking for a solution or cheap sound card . ForumDedicated Sound Card vs Onboard Sound (optical) ForumDiscrete or onboard sound card ? ForumSound card vs onboard with 2 speakers ForumOnboard VS Dedicated Sound Card ? ForumASUS Xonar DG 5.1 or GA-Z77X-UD5H onboard sound card ? ForumADM ATI HD Audio making onboard sound card ineffective ForumOnboard Versus PCI Sound Card ForumOnboard Sound vs Sound Card ForumWith 8 channel onboard audio, do you even need a sound card anymore? ForumUSB sound card vs Onboard sound card ? ForumOnboard sound card problem or.....? ForumDo I need USB3.0 on board headers? ForumSound Cards Why do I need one when my onboard sounds good? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !