Z77 Mobo Onboard VS PCI-E 5.1 audio card. Tags: Sound Cards Audio PCI Express Components Last response: December 14, 2012 7:38 AM in Components Share aleksanderdev December 13, 2012 9:00:58 AM Hi. Im buying new pc speakers and from what i can see Logitech Z-906 5.1 seems the like the best choice in its price range. Now I'm wondering if i would get better audio from a pci-e audio card compared to using the onboard on my Z77 Sabertooth Mobo. Also which audio cards would you recommend, I think the Asus Xonar series seems like a good choice above creative's new serie. More about : z77 mobo onboard pci audio card mi1ez December 13, 2012 9:20:55 AM Xonar is a good choice, but I would suggest trying it on the motherboard before spending more on a sound card. You may find it better than you're expecting! aleksanderdev December 13, 2012 9:35:14 AM I think the biggest difference would be with down or up mixing sampling or something like that and what codecs the card/onboard can convert or something. But i know very little about it. Someone that knows? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mi1ez December 14, 2012 7:38:47 AM Codecs are all handled within the OS. I still reckon give it a go without first. Or see if you can borrow a friend's. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSound Card , MoBo Compatibility, Onboard Audio ForumOnboard vs Dedicated Audio ForumHow to enable 5.1 SurroundDolby Digital Live - AsRock z77 Extreme 4 ForumZ77 Mobo discussion ForumWhats the difference between Onboard and pci Express audio card ForumSLI GTX 670 on Sabertooth Z77 with sound card ? ForumSound card vs onboard audio - which is better ForumBest PCI-e sound card for gaming/movies in 5.1 ForumSoundblaster X-Fi or onboard audio ? ForumAudigy 2 ZS + Onboard Realtek ForumZ77 MOBO VS X79 ForumOnboard vs Dedicated Sound Cards/ 5.1 Surround Sounds System ForumOnboard vs . Card - sound. ForumWhat is the best Z77 chipset motherboard currently? Forumz77 Motherboard Discussion ForumSoundcards pci vs pci-e / d2x vs x-fi express / x-fi vs x-fi exp & onboard ForumRealtek HDA Onboard vs ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Card ? ForumOnboard or dedicated ForumVoltage ForumExternal USB Sound Card More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !