Re: Best Gaming Sound Card ?
Well, I haven't tried my onboard yet, but it supports Optical out, like the Xbox 360 does
On my X-FI, I'm using the Direct output (the three connections) and it sounds crap in comparision to the Xbox 360's optical out, prooving that Analog just doesn't cut it for good speakers anymore.
But My X-FI supports Coaxial, only with a special connection, which I'm yet to get.
But yeah, onbard sound SHOULD sound worse (More interference), and slow the computer down (has to run on CPU).
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch