yes, actually it will. this is especially the case if you intend to play games in pure dos mode. My experience has been that only intel boards have flawless integrated sound that offer no compatability problems with legacy games, or that yeild static free quality output. If you are interested in gaming or music quality i highly recommend purchasing a pci card. i would also recommend spending the extra few bucks to pick up a sound blaster live card, vs their pci128/pci16. Personally, i think it's worth the extra $20.