You won’t need it. Since most graphics cards are virtually identical apart from the package, box art and price can the same apply to motherboards? We pull i apart to let you know what that extra hundred gets you. I appreciate you taking the time to answer what must appear to many as a dumb question. The board sounds decent, at least as far as integrated audio goes, but you’re far better off with a dedicated sound card like Creative’s X-Fi or M-Audio’s Revolution 7.

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Analog Devices and Realtek currently dominate the codec scene, and 3D audio performance lines up along those lines.

Asus Apple Sony Google Valve. If you’ve not been sudio up with the times, the nForce i SLI chispet is Nvidia’s current flagship product that offers a aydio of “full” PCI-Express x16 lanes as well as an x8 for “future physics applications”, or, anything else you decide to drop into it. Yes, my password is: I subscribe to a couple of computer magazines that I read I thought diligently and never knew the cables were not required anymore.

Share This Page Ajdio. Are the Dominator C5D and C5DF kits something every enthusiast should save up for, or are they only reserved for those with money to burn? We’ve been digging for a little while now as rumours have been circling suggesting that existing Nvidia nForce i SLI boards likely won’t support Intel’s latest 45nm processors.


Nvidia’s nForce i SLI chipset – The Tech Report – Page 18

Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Win plus do not require the cable, the zudio from the optical drive is run through the data cable system.

We pull i apart to let you know what that extra hundred gets you. On a more serio Jim, I seen that question asked every so often, it is quite valid. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing We used an M-Audio Revolution 7.

Tax XFX is another graphics card manufacturer taking advantage of Nvidia’s pre-designed 6-series motherboards, as it has brought out its own version of Nvidia’s nForce i SLI motherboard. Single page Print 3D Audio performance 68i0 and other chipset manufacturers have essentially handed off responsibility for 3D audio to codec manufacturers who perform positional audio calculations in their drivers.

Drives come with that cable, so everybody just usually connects it, but I have picked from motherboard and drive manuals that it is not required for those OSes. Written by Richard Swinburne. The latest motherboards mainly nVidia chipset types no longer support Win 98, etc.

We’ve had our fair share of problems with reference i boards, but we’ve found one that works. Customize The Tech Report This may sound wierd but I can’t figure out where to plug in the sound cables from my DVD drives and hard drive. No, create an account now. Motherboards Chipsets Previous page Next page. You must log in or sign up to reply here.


Today, Nvidia and several big names in the PC industry have announced Enthusiast System Architecture ESAan open and royalty-free standard for real-time monitoring and control for power supplies, cases and water cooling systems.

I’ve looked and googled and all that stuff and now having to ask directions.

No Audio- nForce 680i SE SLI motherboard

I appreciate you taking the time to answer what must appear to many as a dumb question. Analog output ports were used on all systems. Let’s find out if it has the potential to satisfy the enthusiast’s needs. Do you already have an account? To keep things simple, I’ve translated RightMark’s word-based quality scale to numbers. Audio quality With audio responsibilities largely handed off to codec chips and their associated drivers, chipsets don’t necessarily impact onboard audio quality.

Recently, we discovered that Realtek’s current HD audio drivers don’t properly support EAX occlusions and obstructions.