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|14th August 2003, 21:36||#1|
nf7-s onboard sound vs. SB Live 5.1
What do you guys think I should use?
I searched around a little bit, but I didn't get a clear answer. Some say the nf7-s soundchip (soundstorm if I'm not mistaken) uses less resources others say it uses more than the Live or Audigy cards. And what about the sound quality?
tnx a lot
|14th August 2003, 22:11||#2|
- an SB Live is a bit better then onboard sound. the quality of onboard sounds varies between crappy and quite good, but I don't think they can beat such quality cards
- the difference between the resource usage is quite small I think, only on cheap boards like an ECS they use a lot of resources
|14th August 2003, 22:31||#3|
Now I know for sure it uses less recources then the Live card.
But maybe you're right about the quality. Other opinions?
|14th August 2003, 22:54||#4|
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Quality is OK.
What are you using it for ?
I have a fortissimo card, the soundquality of the onboard nf7 is better imo (when playing cd's, using shoutcast, ...).
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|15th August 2003, 00:13||#6|
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I've had both and i prefered the onboard soundstorm. I didn't notice an improvement in audio quality, but less conflicts and far better software.
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