View Full Version : Question about using soundcards

10-12-04, 11:26 AM
I was wondering if anyone might know how much of a performance increase one might get when switching from onboard sound to a sound card.

Presently I use the onboard sound with my "MSI K7N2 Delta ILSR". It works great with very few issues,.....but, would the fps and performance be even better with a good pci sound card?
Any info would be great.


10-12-04, 12:12 PM
Without question yes, a good pci soundcard blows onboard sound outta the water.

10-12-04, 12:24 PM
There is some performance to be realized by going to PCI. In my limited testing, performance increases are anywhere between 1 and 15 percent depending on the application.

10-16-04, 03:41 AM
Just installed an Audigy2 zs today. I must say it sounds extrordinary!


10-16-04, 05:48 AM
That's the main advantage of the newer soundcards like the Audigy2 ZS.....sound quality :)