- Mar 9, 2005
I looked that board up on the MSI site and got their breakdown on the features which is where I saw the power plug for the audio section.
Considering the new generation of "Onboard Audio" was released yesterday, yeah, the discussion still carries on.6 pages on this crap.............................Keep it going! :awe:
Won't matter at all for mp3 rips that most have. I'm using ye olde 887 myself. :awe:Considering the new generation of "Onboard Audio" was released yesterday, yeah, the discussion still carries on.
That said, the Gigabyte and MSI offerings seem to have some serious effort put into them. They didn't just throw bells and whistles on a $2 Realtek chip... I'm interesting in seeing reviews, and I would expect some seeing as how most manufactures list audio as one of the main components of their boards.
Got a Prelude myself. Love it. It's going in my new rigI guess people argue about it all the time, I have a decent 7.1 onboard mobo, optical even, but I prefer not to use it.
I still even got a PCI adapter just so I could still use this old Sound Card in it I guess.
Maybe I'm just lazy, still using an OC'd X5680 around 4.6 in the MOBO
As far as sound goes, I still like having a card I guess, and have it on a TOS-LINK optical to my amps.
Yeah, PC reviewers are just going to have 5-digit Audio Precision analyzers lying around and the technical know-how to do those reviews.I'd like to see audio reviews on the new z170 series of boards... The major players seem to have put a fair amount of focus on audio components.
I know this one isn't a new offering. I have the same setup on my Haswell board, ASUS was putting it on some of theirs as well. I think the overall quality through Sennheiser HD595s is pretty good...at least on par with the X-Fi Xtrememusic I was using for years.I'd like to see audio reviews on the new z170 series of boards... The major players seem to have put a fair amount of focus on audio components.
Let me know about the components/features/specs I don't have listed....
ASRock - Z170 Extreme 7+
Purity Sound 3
-Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec
-115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
-TI NE5532 600Ω headphone amplifier
-Nichicon Fine Gold Series capacitors
-Shielded Audio Processor, Audio Components and I/O Shield
-Isolated Audio PCB
-"Excellent Audio.RightMark score"
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