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ASUS Rampage III X-FI 2 Built-in vs. X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty

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November 16, 2011 7:54:50 PM

Hi all

I own an ASUS Rampage III Formula motherboard which has the Soundblaster EAX X-FI 2 audio built-in to the motherboard. Would the PCI-E X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty card provide a noticeable difference in sound quality for games over the onboard chip which claims to be pretty good.

I feel like the audio sounds fine currently and the X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty wouldn't be breaking the bank, but it could be one of those scenarios where if I haven't heard it before, i'm not missing it.

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November 16, 2011 8:00:22 PM

On normal PC speakers there is no noticeable difference! Expensive sound cards are a waste of money if not paired with high quality speakers/ sound systems.
November 16, 2011 8:10:26 PM

Thanks Rolli, kind of what I figured. I'm by no means an audiophile but I can tell when audio is compressed too much or something doesn't sound right. I mostly do MMO gaming listening on my Studio Beats headset and rarely crank anything up through my Logitech THX speakers (which by no means to I consider them expensive).

I think for now I will consider it not worth the money.
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November 16, 2011 8:12:24 PM

The same conclusion I came to years ago when they went HD audio onboard!
November 17, 2011 12:48:16 PM

Best answer selected by brian1020.