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Old January 29, 2012, 04:24 PM
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I have ordered an EVGA GT 520 card along with a Xonar D1 with intention of running the old school SPDIF cable from an audio card to a video card and then connecting the whole thing to a VSX-1021-K receiver over HDMI 1.4a.

To my surprise I learned you no longer need a dedicated sound card, since GT 520 does all the work.

But what about the quality of sound? Should I still keep the Xonar card or is the new Nvidia method is all I need?
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Old January 29, 2012, 05:09 PM
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It's all digital, your receiver determines the quality of sound. (ie it acts as the DAC)
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Old January 29, 2012, 05:22 PM
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When transmitting audio as a digital signal its all ones and zeros so there is no quality loss or static. A one is always a one and a zero is a zero, as mentioned the reciever will determine the quality
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Old January 29, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Thanks, cancelling my Xonar order.
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