Any unauthorized use of the content of the website by any other party will violate various copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and civil and criminal statutes. Most of the sound card makers from days of yore at least on the PC gaming market are long gone and have slowly been boiled down to two existing pillars of existence Joined Jul 2, Messages 24, 5. Do you think that Soundcards or surround sound will become a thing again when it comes to PC gaming? If needed, I can power on my old amp and two 1 meter tall 50w speakers. I remember being so chuffed to play BF2 with my new Creative XFi Xtreme Music card and i got some serious enjoyment out of that as did all the other BF titles that came after that. Or is the industry at a point where it doesnt matter anymore as developers use different technologies and most consumers dont have space for a surround sound setup??

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Joined Apr 10, Messages 17, 3. If the headphones are not plugged in, the jack directs the audio to the return pins that are connected to the speakers. This website may not be linked to or linked from any external website without our express written permission. And we use cookies to customize your experience and provide greater convenience each time you interact with us. We use cookies and other technologies to study traffic patterns on our website, to make it even more rewarding as well as to study the effectiveness of our customer communications.

Sound cards ARE pretty meaningless these days because we have pretty good audio on most motherboards, but not all boards are so lucky, so there are a lot of instances where some sort of device would be great. It enables us to give you convenient access to our products and services and focus on categories of greatest interest to you. The sound card on my motherboard is disabled. In addition to select sound cards, Dolby Digital Live technology is also integrated into the motherboard audio chipsets of many high-performance PCs.


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Intel High Definition Audio

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It’s not as easy as it sounds. I never really bothered much about surround sound, because: This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat When a headphone is plugged into the front panel jack, dgiital audio signal goes to the headphones; the return pins are disconnected, so no audio signal goes to the speakers.

I have an older HT amp with bookshelf speakers and a sub hooked up to my main gaming PC, along with a set of decent headphones. Things like Netflix and such are offering surround content for PC users, so why would games stop doing so?

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I just dont really integrwted a drive for people to get 5. Video game consoles are also able to utilize this technology to provide real-time surround output.

When the plug is inserted, the isolated switch inside the jack informs the motherboard, and the codec sends audio to the headphones. They haven’t been that I have seen It was only a matter of time when the market became a featureless barren land.

Intel High Definition Audio – Wikipedia

A similar isolated switch is used to detect when a microphone has been plugged in. The wordmarks, service marks, trademarks and associated tag lines used within this site are the exclusive property of Cmedia Electronics Inc. GoldenX Nov 1, I had a Cambridge Soundworks 4. Creative — one of the last bastions when it came to audio in PC gaming has shifted focus more on other audio products rather than soundcards, even though they still make soundcards.

Intel provides a specification for that header, but the signal assignments are different for AC’97 and HD Audio headers.

Id like to hear your thoughts. Before AC’97, sound was a proprietary mess like video cards were.