Well I just Upgraded mobo and processor and after much much much hassel, managed to get everytrhing working. For some reason, this new mobo wouldn't allow an install of an older version of XP, only new versions with sp2. My legit copy was an older version and wouldn't install right, but that's not the topic here.
My new mobo comes with integrated Realtek ALC888S sound. 7.1 High Def with an hdmi output. I believe it's 24-bit sound and the specs on it look decent. I also have a SB Live! 24-bit card I've been using prior to new mobo.
Question is, how do the two compare? Am I better off sticking to my SB Live! 24-bit card, or trying out the new Realtek?
SB = 5.1, RT= 7.1
SB = 24-bit, RT = 24-bit too?
SB = no hdmi, RT = hdmi
SB has eax support. does RT? RT is High Def, is SB?
I'm confused. Which is better? SB or the integrated RT?