I'm going to spending around $2000 on my new gaming desktop and am thinking about buying an audio card, that will work in win 7 64bit, to go with it to hook up surround sound too. And I dont know if my onboard audio is good enough or not. I'm getting the ASUS P6TD motherboard and I have no idea about the onboard audio in it.
I'm going to spending around $2000 on my new gaminig laptop and am thinking about buying an audio card, that will work in win 7 64bit, to go with it to hook up surround sound too. And I dont know if my onboard audio is good enough or not. I'm getting the ASUS P6TD motherboard and I have no idea about the onboard audio in it.
Any Creative Labs Soundblaster audio card with the X-FI and EAX technology will be all you need for excellent surround sound up to 7.1.
1: EAX is a dead tech; even Creative admits as much.
2: Sound quality is higher on most non-Creative cards (even the Titanium is sub-par, which keeps costs down at the expense of quality)
3: Auzentech cards fully support EAX, as they use the X-fi chipset (but are still hurt by Creatives (lack of) drivers).
4: ASUS supports EAX 1/2 through hardware, and emulates EAX5 (the most important) through its drivers, with basically the same compatability as Creatives method of wrapping EAX calls to OpenAL via Alchemy (the same games tend break with both implementations).
I take overall quality of the sound ahead of any extra effects personally, and aside from legacy titles, you won't see many (if any) EAX games produced at this point.
Basically, if EAX really matters, go with Auzentech, if only so-so, go ASUS, and if not at all, go HT Omega. Creatives cards are below the others in the quality of the output, and with their horrid driver support, I simply can not recommend any of their cards.
Specs: Windows XP 64-bit desktop, Intel Pentium 4 3GHZ CPU
What audio card brands are more compatible with my specs?
I'm also buying an Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics card to add to it and I need to know if there'll be any problems on compatibility and efficiency.
Sound dont only depends on sound card, you must have quality sound system or speaker to support it.
Intex cmi 8738 with 6 chanel connection will give you a quality sound. Naat Naats
believe me therre is tonnes of difference in sound quality,
its what sound card is for.... sound quality WILL IMPROVE.
think it like this can u find a difference in integrated graphics and dedicated graphcis??
thats jsut about how much difference u will found, wether or not u are a critical listerner
so KC999 buy a good sound card, like the one gamernark suggested they are all very good, and Ull WILL find A Difference oh by teh way dont go with creative they are good we all know, but they had serious driver issues over the years.