Asus xonar dg (pci)

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by testcy, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. testcy

    testcy Member Guru

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    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?
     
  2. must_kill_ati

    must_kill_ati Maha Guru

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    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.
     
  3. eclap

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    Yes. Especially if you use headphones.
     
  4. miffywiffy

    miffywiffy Master Guru

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    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?
     

  5. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    No driver issues here whatsoever.
     
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    never had any driver issues with Xonar DG
     

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