Tagging along this thread. I'm using an old SB Recon3D pcie soundcard which still works, but I've been wondering if the onboard chip on my IX Hero is better.... anyone have experience?
Heck of a question. I've not used the sound card you've mentioned, but I've been using the on-board Audio of the Hero IX board and love it. I use it to drive my two PC speakers and a Polk Audio subwoofer. Sounds great.
My $0.02 worth.
Wow. Thread hijacked much.
Can anyone using the onboard audio please do this test and confirm? It takes all of 10 seconds to play an MP3 and check task manager for CPU usage on audiodg.exe.
Listening to music while playing a game at the same time, resource monitor shows average CPU usage of 0.19% for audiodg.exe process.
I'm not running Sonic Studio 3 and no enhancements enabled.
Only using Realtek HD Audio Manager (for SupremeFX) and headphone amplifier set to powerful.