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Quality Sound Card to Take Load Off of CPU?

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Last response: in Components
July 6, 2012 2:57:21 AM

I am not really an audiophile, but I do appreciate good quality sound and would really want a sound card that could take load off of CPU for audio processing. I hope to not spend more than 70 dollars on a card, and I would like to hear your thoughts on the card also.

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a c 291 à CPUs
July 6, 2012 3:03:46 AM

There's no point in a sound card to take the load off of the CPU. That stopped being a problem back in the Pentium III days (probably before that, really).

As far as sound quality goes, any modern onboard sound solution is just fine if you're not a true audiophile.

If you still think you need one, this is about as well as you'll do in that general price range, though.
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July 8, 2012 1:49:25 AM

Onboard audio will not slow anything down, and most modern boards sound great if ask me. I have my audio set to 24bit 192000hz, I play guitar/bass in the line in and I found that 19200hz seemed to give a more of a crystal clear sound than 96000hz. This is on the ASRock 970 Extreme3. Adding a sound card wont improve anything, these newer CPU's can be used at 100% and still play HD audio at the same time without skipping a beat. I OC a lot, and run prime95 for a few hours and play music at the same time and once I recorded a track with it running, so I mean it wont effect performance.