- Aug 17, 2009
Yes a lot of motherboards will have HD sound integrated. But this uses CPU and can sometimes not work good, esp. when gaming. The card I got (yes Sound Blaster!) actually off-loads all sound processing from the CPU to it's own processors which can increase gaming performance. Plus it has true 3D surround sound, even on basic 2.1 speakers.And it's a good, old Sound Blaster!
I was just watching a Youtube vid the other day with a guy explaining why sound cards for the most part wasn't a thing any more. Something about the cards being integrated into the motherboards for a fraction of the price.