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Old September 15, 2010, 12:56 PM
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Question... would it be really worth it for me to add a sound card to my system? I find the sound to be quite fine right now.

GTX460 via HDMI to a Denon receiver with SVS speakers.

I will never use headphones if that matters.

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Old September 15, 2010, 01:13 PM
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Question... would it be really worth it for me to add a sound card to my system? I find the sound to be quite fine right now.

GTX460 via HDMI to a Denon receiver with SVS speakers.

I will never use headphones if that matters.

Thanks for the replies :)
You are using digital audio output, so the sound processing is being handled by the receiver and not the onboard sound. Adding a sound card will not make any difference. I should have mentioned that a good sound card is only really useful if you are using analog audio output.
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Old September 15, 2010, 01:31 PM
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The difference is significant if you have decent audio gear. The fact is that most people who tell you that onboard is "good enough" have never actually used a good dedicated sound card.
Well it is good enough for the people who only watch shitty vids on youtube, use facebook, get their email, use an ipod for their music, etc. Those people never do anything real wrt audio. It is good enough for them and most of the time they would never even bother considering expensive audio hardware because they do not care.

For us though; get a dedi sound card.
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Well it is good enough for the people who only watch shitty vids on youtube, use facebook, get their email, use an ipod for their music, etc. Those people never do anything real wrt audio. It is good enough for them and most of the time they would never even bother considering expensive audio hardware because they do not care.

For us though; get a dedi sound card.
There are still plenty of enthusiasts who would benefit from a good sound card but still believe that it wouldn't be any better than onboard.
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Old September 15, 2010, 01:35 PM
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Well it is good enough for the people who only watch shitty vids on youtube, use facebook, get their email, use an ipod for their music, etc. Those people never do anything real wrt audio. It is good enough for them and most of the time they would never even bother considering expensive audio hardware because they do not care.
As somebody who's better half can't tell the difference between the output of a $3000 stereo and a $30 ghetto blaster (and/or doesn't care enough to worry about it), I can certainly attest to this sentiment.
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You are using digital audio output, so the sound processing is being handled by the receiver and not the onboard sound. Adding a sound card will not make any difference. I should have mentioned that a good sound card is only really useful if you are using analog audio output.

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Old September 15, 2010, 02:06 PM
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Question... would it be really worth it for me to add a sound card to my system? I find the sound to be quite fine right now.

GTX460 via HDMI to a Denon receiver with SVS speakers.

I will never use headphones if that matters.

Thanks for the replies :)
A bit OT, but what receiver are you using? Is it a Dolby TrueHD / DTS Master capable receiver? I can't get either to work w/ my GTX460. It should list both of them here, but it don't.
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A bit OT, but what receiver are you using? Is it a Dolby TrueHD / DTS Master capable receiver? I can't get either to work w/ my GTX460. It should list both of them here, but it don't.

Oh hey,

It's a 2307-CI, it only supports lossless via LPCM HDMI (source will have to decode, which isn't exactly a bad thing).

I think I read somewhere that True HD and DTS MA requires you to do some crap with a certain version of Power DVD to work (at least with Blu-Rays).
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Old September 15, 2010, 02:28 PM
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Oh hey,

It's a 2307-CI, it only supports lossless via LPCM HDMI (source will have to decode, which isn't exactly a bad thing).

I think I read somewhere that True HD and DTS MA requires you to do some crap with a certain version of Power DVD to work (at least with Blu-Rays).
It showed up and worked for a few days. Then it vanished. Won't work on any of my three GTX460's. Thinking my receiver may be crapping out.
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