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    hardware audio, that big a difference?

    I am looking around a bit on Toms, Anandtech and a f ew game sites, for benchmarks comparing different audio setups in games like UT, MOHAA or other games for that matter.

    I'm wondering how big a difference in performance it makes to run a standard AC97 chipset, Nvidia APU, Creative APU's etc.

    I don't feel a big difference from running software audio to hardware audio on my Nforce2 board from Leadtek, and so I wondered if there really is a difference apart from the quality of the sound.

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    Re: hardware audio, that big a difference?

    Originally posted by flixotide
    I am looking around a bit on Toms, Anandtech and a f ew game sites, for benchmarks comparing different audio setups in games like UT, MOHAA or other games for that matter.

    I'm wondering how big a difference in performance it makes to run a standard AC97 chipset, Nvidia APU, Creative APU's etc.

    I don't feel a big difference from running software audio to hardware audio on my Nforce2 board from Leadtek, and so I wondered if there really is a difference apart from the quality of the sound.

    Cheers, Flix
    well it won't make a massive difference but for someone who cares about audio fidelity it would be a good idea to use hardware

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    It generally will sound better using hardware audio and you'll probably pick up 5 fps in games with EAX.

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