Tue Jul 30, AC97 is supported by most operating systems, such as Windows and Linux. Mar 1, Posts: Slots 1, 2 and 12 are used for non-audio data, while slots 3—11 carry up to nine channels of raw pulse-code modulation PCM audio signals. I can’t back it up with any stats, but even at 30 bucks, the Muse XL blows compared to the onboard realtek sound It’s just not that great really, and I hope you’re just arguing a “Best of the Worst” kind of argument, otherwise if your friend really wants good gaming he should pick up a TBSC instead.

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They are usually small square chips with 48 pins pin QFP package. The link carries a bidirectional serial data stream at a fixed bitrate IME, I’ve found onboard sound especially HSP to be noisy, though Asus had produced a few boards with turkey C-Media chips; humming and rumbling when you move the mouse. Lower sample rates such as Retrieved from ” https: I have found a noticable difference in clarity when I switched from the onboard audio on my BD7 to the Muse 5.


This capability depends on the codec. I don’t know how it’ll sound on the onboard, but it can’t be worse than the atrocious distortion, hiss, and high-pitched noise that’s present when you record with the Muse XL.

Realtek AC 97 ALC650 Audio CODECs Driver A4.06 for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 (32/64 bits)

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MostlyHarmless Ars Praefectus Registered: Then don’t worry about your friend. You’d be much better off judging the two audio solutions based on their practical merits – sound quality, driver quality, number of inputs and outputs, etc. This page ac7 last edited on 13 Octoberat AC’97 is a specification, not an implementation.

Hook something up to your PC to record. So unless your friend has a Mhz processor, hardware-based vs. I say they both use the same or the realtek uses even less.

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Both reasons are bogus. This is therefore a codeec multiplexing TDM scheme. Mon Jul 29, 7: Mon Jul 29, 9: Dude, if you’re worried about CPU usage, go and look at the article I linked to. Aug 8, Posts: And yes, with properly optimized drivers and a fast processor, even a sound card that uses HSP can outperform the Muse XL.


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Shudder Ars Legatus Codrc Tribus: I only used it in 2-channel mode, not for gaming. I tried to tell him this, but he keeps saying no no no, theres no way that on board can be just as good.

It might just be me though, the Muse sounds a lot clearer and cleaner to me. Mon Jul 29, Even on a weaker processor like the P, the difference isn’t that significant. Tue Jul 30, I own a muse xl, and my friend is telling me I’m an idiot because I’d rather use the realtek onboard sound rather than the muse.