I dont believe you, I want to see the source. And if he really is this "hardware sound specialist", he's just plain terrible at his job and should get fired immediately.Nice, because you can't explain.
That guy who wrote that is a hardware specialist, testing soundcards is 1 of them..
Decent motherboards have very decent onboard sound.
I wouldn't bother with a soundcard, unless you're doing some awesome surround.
Mine even does 5.1 very decently, with no big loss to quality or performance, and my motherboard is 3 years old.
If you're running a simple audio setup, or are not an audiophile, having a soundcard is a waste.
I have read that RO 2 has excellent sound, unfortuantly i have not heard it, yet, as i only had a set of cheap headphones and a motherboard sound card.
I just bought a set of Sennheiser PC 360 headphones, but it feels like having a Ferrari with out wheels.
So I was wondering what sound card to get that would let me hear all of the hard work that was put into the audio for this game. As this is going to be the game that I will play the most, what sound cards would work well and which sound cards would be excellent.
Intel Core X2600 3.4 GHz
Gigabite GA- P67A-UD4 motherboard
Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600MHz
OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCI-E SSD
Corsair CMPSU -750 W Gold AX power supply
Windows 7 Home premium 64 Bit
I dont believe you, I want to see the source. And if he really is this "hardware sound specialist", he's just plain terrible at his job and should get fired immediately.
Maybe then I just have a supernatural computer since it does the things he claims to be impossible
I notice a huge difference between my onboard soundcard and my separate soundcard, its Huge. And that is only the general sound quality, when we take all the features my separate soundcard has (e.g. hardware accelerated sound in games) the difference is even bigger, not to mention the offloaded sound processing from the CPU and the resulting framerate gains.So try your onboard (if you got a decent 1), I wonder if (at least when honest) if you notice any difference. I got an ASUS DG, also had a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCI Express Sound Card (also used in this computer), in games I don't notice any difference, though my onboard on my Asus maximus gene III seems a bit nicer with my 5.1 headset (Tritton PC510 HDa Gaming Headset).
The source is: http://nl.hardware.info/reviews/1978/11-geluidskaarten-reviewhttp://nl.hardware.info/reviews/1978/11-geluidskaarten-review
Maybe use google site translator.
And that comments is made by Koen Crijns (founder of hardware.info) see in comments:
IMO it's almost like HDMI cables, a cheap 1 from €5 gives the same quality as a cable from €100 since it are just 1/0 (digital information). I said almost.. not that it's the same with soundcards but general speaking most won't hear any difference (if you got a decent onboard).
We were very impressed with the sub speaker which could certainly a pack a punch while having a nice warmth and depth to it. The frequency response of this is headset is quoted at 20Hz-30KHz which is very interesting as the human ear can't hear much over 20kHZ (depending on age etc) but its a shame they didn't manage to push the sub speaker down a little bit more as it then gives a bit more life to classical musical or gunshots (two randomly chosen examples!). That said, no other headset on the market has a better frequency range.
It is, how many times do I need to say it is. Please do some research on the subject before you practically lie to others.Hardware accelerated sound in games isn't there anymore since vista. :IS2:
Got all my X-Fi stuff on off btw, no need for games and 5.1
My headset: http://www.eteknix.com/peripherals/tritton-pc510-hda-gaming-headset-review-1384/page4
It is, how many times do I need to say it is. Please do some research on the subject before you practically lie to others.
The only hardware accelerated sound that was dropped in Vista was hardware acceleration for D3D, and still you can achieve hardware accelerated audio in D3D games with e.g. ALchemy.
Also, btw that review isnt a good review and I wouldnt judge a piece of hardware based on that.
, as most these days it seems. Not saying that's a good thing though..So it looks like (ro2)) isnt using the sound card to process the sounds
Guess why they are in the bug section?Funny also that you said in 1 of those links you gave: , as most these days it seems. Not saying that's a good thing though..
At least the processors these days have enough power for whatever.
Guess why they are in the bug section?
And it doesnt sound like they have enough processing power since the game performance takes a serious hit between using OpenAL and XAudio2
Leave it m8, too many underdevolped minds here, they do not comprehend.
Dont waste the energy.
Soundcards take a huge load OFF of your cpu if you are running built in sound on your mobo, GET a good souncard & watch your performance improve.
A lot of performance issues in RO2 would be solved if people used them.
Even more funny since you said:
Seems RO2 isnt using hardware sound, read above. And no I don't see any perfomance gain between my normal soundcard or my onboard soundcard with RO2. Do you really?
It's not just RO2, it's well known by the people that know, dedicated soundcards far outperform onboard cpu driven sound, i care not about the new onboard dedicated chips, i know because i know, i know because i have realtime experience, i know because i've been doing it for 20 years, i know because i know way more than u about wtf i am talking about.
There is a plethora of information availabe using your friend google, if you care to use it as well.
Yes soundcards where much more important with xp and before since creative made hardware eax directional sound and when games where using that you could see some fps improvements + that you had single cores as well.
At least we don't have those hardware conflicts anymore, remember?