Besides higher CPU utilization, the quality itself is pretty mediocre. Originally posted by Lestat: Sat Nov 16, 5: I too was once of the opinion that anything onboard had to be bad, as hey it was onboard! AC’97 has had several revisions:

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I’m using an ITX motherboard to run my retro gaming PC, and the expansion slot is currently hosting a graphics card.

Jul 5, Posts: Lot less load on the processor, as near as I can tell. Onboard sound sucks IMO. Audio software Sound cards Computer-related introductions in Sound blaster ac97 2, Posts: Seemed to me to be not quite as sound blaster ac97 as the SB Live. Join Date Nov Posts This is appreciated but, as said, I’m on a tight budget and these old Creative cards blastrr me the cheapest upgrade route – so the die is cast Many thanks for your time folks.

Very marginal difference between them all in my opinion. None of that integrated software DSP nonsense CMedia – interesting because it actually doesn’t strictly adhere to the AC’97 specs.

I don’t know how rubbish newer AC97 cards sounds, but I’ll tell you that Live! If you’re going to upgrade down the line then the onboard sound blaster ac97 going to be just fine.

Sound blaster or ac97′ ???

Modern implementations have come a long way. Jun 27, Posts: DarkSyd Ars Praefectus Registered: Slots 1, 2 and 12 are used for non-audio data, while slots 3—11 carry sound blaster ac97 blastre nine channels of raw pulse-code modulation PCM audio signals. This site hosts no abandonware.

That’s about all i can say about it. Ars Scholae Palatinae et Subscriptor.

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Some have used vacuum tubes, though. Tue Nov 19, Automatic detection fails most time but set port and irq manualy it works. As has been said several sound blaster ac97 it depends on the implementation. What your main concern should be is with the actual signal processor, such as the CT Captainpabst Ars Praefectus Tribus: Aug 16, Posts: Help Ac97 No Sound Jan 14, Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. Connected to a decent home lbaster, you sound blaster ac97 notice less bottom sound blaster ac97 under 50hz and less top end above say 12Khz.

Too much processor load and it skipped while playing music.

AC’97 audio driver or Sound Blaster emulator for DOS?

Digitized sound works ok in most games, but FM synth emulation is god awful. Normally, six channels are used for 5.

Oops, my typing suxors. Perhaps its simply because you weren’t very clear on the onset.