Davcon, can you actually hear the difference? I've been looking for someone to do a blind test, but I haven't found one yet willing to go through with it. Here's what I propose: get someone else to switch between onboard and discrete sound without telling you which one's working. If you can fairly reliably call which one's on, and still think that the discrete sounds better, I'll stop shooting down every sound card post I see.
Until then, artzilla, I still say that it's a waste of money.
The P67's integrated sound (ALC892) does support 5.1.
Yeah i can clearly hear the difference.
All comparisons have been done with another person present for their perspective.
I was into real HI-FI(over 35yrs) as a hobby long before personal computers were around.