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Old 14th August 2003, 21:36   #1
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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
Old 14th August 2003, 22:11   #2
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- 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
Old 14th August 2003, 22:31   #3
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Now I know for sure it uses less recources then the Live card.
But maybe you're right about the quality. Other opinions?
Old 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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Old 14th August 2003, 23:34   #5
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The usual stuff I guess.

Games, CD's/mp3's and a DVD once in a while.
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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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Old 15th August 2003, 08:18   #7
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ok, onboard it is then. tnx!
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