Hey, i wanna know if decent chipsets (nForce, via 266a) control all the features that comes with it. I mean, If i use the on board sound instead a PCI sound card for example, this will affect CPU performance, or it´s controlled by the chipset?
I just bought the nForce board from Asus (A7N266-E) and I love it! It is a great overall coast saver. If you're worried about the performance impact of the integrated MCP audio, don't be. With the help of AMD's HyperTransport the sound processor had very little impact on performance. In fact performance is better. <A HREF="http://anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1535&p=16" target="_new"> AnandTech </A> will back me up on this one.