S/PDIF on mobo vs. sound card

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  1. Colin-H

    Colin-H Second Unit

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    Do I really need a sound card, or will I get good enough performance running straight from my mobo's S/PDIF to my receiver?
     
  2. Mike Fassler

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    the spdif on my NforceII mobo is awesome, I doubt you will notice much difference unless you dont have an Nforce board.
     
  3. Colin-H

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    I'm getting an Nforce4 board, so hopefully I won't have any problems.
     
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    I have a MSI K8N Neo4 mobo and anything the DVD player sends out whether it is DD, DTS, DD EX, etc. gets passed to my preamp via the S/PDIF with no problem. As with the majority of the mobos out there it has both coax and optical
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    If it's for music listening most motherboards don't let you output 44.1kHz. You'd need a sound card for that. :

    For movies it's fine.
     

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