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Performance gains due to sound card
10-13-2011, 08:37 AM,
#1
Performance gains due to sound card
Would there be any significant performance gains from installing a dedicated sound card other than an improvement in sound quality? As in frame rates or just general performance?
10-13-2011, 08:44 AM,
#2
RE: Performance gains due to sound card
As far as I know the sound card only effects the sound. I highly doubt that a sound card will do anything to increase your frame rate.
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10-13-2011, 08:52 AM,
#3
RE: Performance gains due to sound card
Nope, today's CPU have no problem handling onboard sound, so installing a dedicated sound card won't improve performance much, if at all.

It used to help performance like 5 year + ago, when CPUs weren't as powerful.
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10-16-2011, 02:20 PM,
#4
RE: Performance gains due to sound card
Does this mean that sound cards are a dying breed and that video cards will follow in the future?
10-16-2011, 02:36 PM,
#5
RE: Performance gains due to sound card
(10-16-2011, 02:20 PM)tocaff Wrote: Does this mean that sound cards are a dying breed and that video cards will follow in the future?

No. Sound cards still sound much better. It just won't make your computer faster.
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10-16-2011, 03:41 PM,
#6
RE: Performance gains due to sound card
(10-16-2011, 02:20 PM)tocaff Wrote: Does this mean that sound cards are a dying breed and that video cards will follow in the future?

Unless video cards reach a limit and cpus suddenly make a serious jump, dedicated graphics cards will probably stay alive.
10-16-2011, 06:56 PM,
#7
RE: Performance gains due to sound card
I see video cards becoming more of a niche product, like sound cards are today. Won't happen for another 5-10 years though.
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