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February 12, 2002 7:38:33 PM

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?

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February 13, 2002 1:18:00 AM

im not the best but..

id say the onborad sound is used by the cpu.
most sound cards such as (the crappy ones) use cpu cycles

but i got a pci sound card (HERCULES GAME THREATRE XP) with rack, that use's much less cpu cycles...

hope this helps :smile:

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February 18, 2002 3:43:42 AM

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.
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