I had some 5. Thank you for submitting your review! We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. It it seems that the consumer market have abandoned surround sound gaming and play with a 2. I recently bought a Logitech Z 5. Good to see that a lot of people still have surround sound setups. Without hardware acceleration, sound cards are partially meaningless when it comes to gaming.

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Please share your review with us. For many motherboards this is either via Dolby or DTS support of some sort.

Maybe im just feeling a little nostalgic. They include but are not limited to the following:.

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Click the link, set a password and you’re ready to go. I don’t like nitegrated, and, besides, they will probably break constantly on Windows 10 Insider Preview. You are currently logged in as a guest.


In a way, that makes surround somewhat pointless on headphones. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected, or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages.

State of Surround Sound Gaming (5.1/7.1) and its downfall. 1990-2006

A lot of things are natively in surround on inttegrated PC still, so for me, it’s a requirement that whatever audio solution I have offers some sort of digital encoding over optical in surround. If you leave your info and details about your request, we will get the right person to call you back as soon as we can.

Sound design, in general, isn’t a huge priority for them beyond music stereo and voice over acting mono-positional. I never really bothered much about surround sound, because: Your privacy is a priority at Cmedia, and we go to great lengths to protect it. Soundcard tech just hasnt moved.

It does work in the games I have tried like Warframe and Fallout 4 I don’t really integratedd a lot of gamesbut Good to see that a lot of people still have surround sound setups. On-board audio has been deemed good enough for most people, although more than once we have seen motherboards that are not that good the X Taichi Ultimate is a recent example of relatively bad performance, considering its price range.


Having used so many boards myself, I’ve literally heard the difference between what’s on offer out there, and there are definite differences too, so maybe what one board offers isn’t to your ear’s liking, so you need something different, and a sound card can offer that.

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