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Dolby 5.1 performance loss??

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August 9, 2004 9:42:10 PM

im getting a 5.1 surround sound card and i just wanna know weather using 5.1 instead of stereo will slow games down?
i'm gonna get Doom 3 and Uru (both games should be great with 5.1) and as Doom 3 is a heafty resource eater i wanna know what sort of performance loss i should expect.

(note: i dont have the Creative Audigy 2ZS [in my sig] installed yet!)

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Pentium 4 <font color=red>3.2Ghz</font color=red> 800FSB (Northwood)
HIS Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb AGPx8
Corsair 1Gb DDR400 (2-3-2-6)
Creative Audigy 2ZS
MSI 865PE Neo series Motherboard

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August 10, 2004 8:33:18 AM

what about if EAX is enabled? (im sure i read somewhere that EAX uses some CPU time).

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Pentium 4 <font color=red>3.2Ghz</font color=red> 800FSB (Northwood)
HIS Radeon 9800 Pro 128mb AGPx8
Corsair 1Gb DDR400 (2-3-2-6)
Creative Audigy 2ZS
MSI 865PE Neo series Motherboard
August 12, 2004 3:50:35 PM

Its handled by the sound card i think...

Athlon 2700xp+ (oc: 3200xp+ with 200fsb)
Radeon 9800pro (oc: 410/360)
1024mb pc3200 (5-3-3-2)
Asus A7N8X-X
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