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 261 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 Solvedshould i disable onboard Audio when i install a sound card? Forum SolvedSound onboard vs card Forum 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 SolvedDo I need to disable onboard audio after installed a dedicated sound card? Forum SolvedOld Dedicated Sound Card Better than Newer Onboard? Forum SolvedSound glitches every 60 seconds. Removed sound card and use onboard audio then sound is fine. Forum SolvedSound card vs USB headset vs onboard ALC898 Forum SolvedDedicated sound card vs onboard? Forum SolvedOnboard + Sound card same time? How? Forum SolvedOnboard Audio or Sound Card? Forum SolvedProbably a stupid question, does this mobo have an on-board sound card? Forum SolvedMy onboard sound card is 5.1 . What do I need to make it 7.1 ? Forum SolvedOnboard sounds vs sound card sound. Any difference with headset? Forum SolvedSound Card or Onboard Audio? Forum SolvedMobo w/Realtek onboard audio OR sound card...let the debate end here Forum SolvedLow class Sound card vs onboard audio 2013 Forum SolvedEnabling onboard sound with a HD 5450 grapics card Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !