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Default Asus xonar dg (pci) - 04-06-2014, 20:54 | posts: 84

How would an ASUS XONAR DG (PCI) card perform compared with built-in REALTEK HD audio? Is it a worthwhile upgrade for listening to music and watching movies?
   
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Default 04-20-2014, 02:09 | posts: 1,255 | Location: Iowa

Short answer is, yes, it would be worth using the xonar.

It really depends on what speakers you're using. If you're using the standard set of 2.0 speakers that came with some pre-boxed pc, don't bother. If you're using any "decent" pc speakers or going through a stereo etc... then yes, bother.

I'm not a fan of my onboard even though it's touted as above average. I did exactly what you're talking about on my last board, too. A pci xonar vs onboard and the xonar was IMO (these things are subjective) clearly superior.


   
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Default 04-20-2014, 03:01 | posts: 26,631 | Location: Hampshire UK

Yes. Especially if you use headphones.
   
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Default 04-20-2014, 15:17 | posts: 540

I've noticed sound cards have a lot of driver issues, I end up having to use onboard for a lot of games, especially Rocksmith which hates sound cards it seems, maybe they have higher latency?
   
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Default 04-20-2014, 15:43 | posts: 18,700 | Location: New Jersey, USA

No driver issues here whatsoever.
   
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Default 04-20-2014, 15:46 | posts: 26,631 | Location: Hampshire UK

never had any driver issues with Xonar DG
   
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