|I'm wondering if cpu overheads from onboard sound nowadays is as bad as what they used to be?|
I've an Athlon 64x2 4200 processor & an MSI K9N SLI mobo with onboard realtek sound (of some sort 7.1 I think)
Anyway have ordered a 6000 processor to replace the above & was wondering if I should also buy a cheap (sound not THAT important)Soundblaster Audigy 7.1 se card as well.
No point in trying to improve my processing power if the onboard audio may be taking a chunk out of it....So is it negligable these days/would buying a seperate sound card make any noticeable difference in overall performance when things get intensive in games?
This is all in relation to using the system as a gaming machine with hardware demanding games.
Any feedback appreciated...TIA Andy.
Athlon64 x2 4200
MSI K9SLI NF570
2GB pc6400 800mhz mram
2x gforce 7950gt sli