Heft of an Audio Card?

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  1. John*K

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    I happened to see photos of a few audio cards, and noticed that the cheaper ones tended to be smaller, with a lot less chips. Does the general audiophile "amplifier weight test" apply to sound cards as well? From the looks of it, I would say ys!
     
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    To clarify, I was thikning of the soundblaster, with its add on card and drive bay piece. That's a lot of pasrts as compared to a lot of soundcards today.
     
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    This will be a novice answer. But what I think you find, is with the "heavier" or larger" soundcards...more sound processing is handled on the card as opposed to being offloaded to the cpu. Now for example, a SB Audigy with the bay drive will have a higher sampling rate and performance wise is better for the computer. DVD audio sounds awesome on mine. But what I think and "assume" is more chips, more processing. [​IMG]
     

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