Sound card: yes / no

Hello everyone!
i have a little question:
i want to pass 5.1 audio through opical spidf, and everyone told me that i need a special sound card for this that can decode dts/dolby technology, so i almost bought but than i saw that my motherboard support DTS connect:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V/#specifications
does it mean that my motherboard support real 5.1 through optical?
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  1. I havn't ever used the mobo, but it says it supports it, Plug the cord in and see if it works, if so and you like the sound, don't worry about a sound card.
  2. If the mobo has DTS-Connect, you should be fine. That being said, a lot of mobo's "support" Dolby/DTS tech, but don't enable it because they don't pay the licensing fees.
  3. look on this link:
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V/#specifications
    it's says, Audio Feature :
    - Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
    - DTS Ultra PC II
    - DTS Connect
    - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

    so it will work?
  4. help plese!
  5. Again, the audio chip *supports* DTS connect, but it usually isn't enabled. You'd have to check the motherboard manual or contact ASUS to find out for sure.
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