Audigy or Mobo HD Audio

Hi All,

I have just upgraded to a new motherboard (GA-P67A-UD5-B3), which has:

Realtek ALC889 Codec, HD Audio, 2/4/5.1/7.1 Channel, according to the manual.

Does my Audigy still offer anything, or should I get rid of it and just use the onboard sound?

Thanks for any help,

Ape
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  1. If you have an audigy card to use, then by all means stick to it.. There would be no difference in audio output compared to the onboard though..
  2. If it's an Audigy 2 or 4 yes i would use it.
    If it's just a 1st gen Audigy i would use the onboard.
  3. i agree with the above, my audigy 4 poops all over onboard audio. But really, try it for yourself, you have both.
  4. I only have an Audigy 1. I'm no audiophile and doubt I would be able to tell the difference.

    I guess I was wondering whether the Audigy makes one less thing for the PC to do, or, whether the Audigy is actuall not as advanced as half decent onboard sound these days.

    Thanks for your opinions.

    Ape
  5. BigApeLikeThing said:
    I only have an Audigy 1. I'm no audiophile and doubt I would be able to tell the difference.

    I guess I was wondering whether the Audigy makes one less thing for the PC to do, or, whether the Audigy is actuall not as advanced as half decent onboard sound these days.

    Thanks for your opinions.

    Ape

    Your onboard sound chip is much more advanced then a 16bit 5.1 Audigy 1.
    It has Realtek ALC889 which supports 24 bit 7.1-channel High Definition Audio, Dolby® Home Theater,and Support for S/PDIF Out.
    None of those features are available on an Audigy 1.
  6. This is what i thought may be the case. Thanks for the help everyone, the Audigy is now out of the system.

    Ape
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