Closed P55A-UD4P ALC889 audio vs audigy 4 Tags: Motherboards Audio Gigabyte Last response: December 14, 2010 7:40 AM in Motherboards Share DroidDr December 2, 2010 12:20:42 AM Hi all, I just bought a new PC with a gigabyte P55A-UD4P. It replaces my older PC that has an audigy 4 that is about 4 years old. I was wondering about the quality of the ALC889, as onboard audio has a (deserved?) reputation of being bad. WHat quality difference is there between the ALC889 and the audigy 4? Should I install my audigy 4 or leave the onboard audio? Should I buy another sound card? I am not an audiophile, but I do like quality sound. I use headphones mostly to game and watch videos. GIve me your opinions please? Best wishes to all! More about : p55a ud4p alc889 audio audigy tcsenter a b V Motherboard December 2, 2010 5:02:41 AM Test them both and decide for yourself. Best solution mosox a b V Motherboard December 2, 2010 12:23:21 PM The Realtek is better in everything except noise, overall it's better. Related resources Audigy 4 card vs MSI P67A-C43 onboard - Forum 5.1 vs 7.1 and onboard audio realtek ALC889 - Forum I7 920 vs i7 860 now that a new gigabyte mobo supports 16x 16x SLi - Forum Audigy or Mobo HD Audio - Forum Need help upgrading to i7 920 system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer DroidDr December 14, 2010 1:19:27 AM Best answer selected by DroidDr. Maziar a c 135 V Motherboard December 14, 2010 7:40:14 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumX-Fi Xtreme Audio Vs Audigy 4 ForumOnboard Audio vs . SB Audigy ForumOld sound card vs new onboard sound? ForumOnboard sound vs my old sound card ForumOld SoundCard vs . MOBO Sound? ForumSB Audigy 2 Value vs . Onboard HD Audio (MSI P55-CD53) ForumSound Cards Why do I need one when my onboard sounds good? ForumNo RAID access on Sabertooth z77 ??? ForumASRock - Weird Problem front panel audio. ForumP5G41C-M LX - audio stopped working ForumFront Panel Audio Not Functioning Correctly ForumCan I Connect SPDIF to 10-1 Pin HD Audio Header? ForumNo audio port ForumFront Panel Audio ForumAudio Device on High Definition Audio Bus More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !