Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Jan 2007.
It'd be interesting to see if the onboard sound integration will make better gaming benchmarks (even by only a few FPS) compared to a similar solution with an X-Fi card.
Is the onboard X-Fi having the Sound RAM (like, IIRC, the higher end Fatal1ty word)
PS: I feel icky for saying Wendells name.
nah, it's the basic model.
whats the use of motherboard with integrated X-Fi, when the board corrupts your data
Hmm the 4 16x PCI-E slots are very interesting Maybe they should do a top end version with the high end X-Fi built in and connected to the 5.25" box (Fatal1ty version?).
Do you mean the 680i Woodstock? hopefully this motherboard won't have the same problems.
Indeed, it's only the reference design boards affected by the data corruption problems - this board isn't a reference design.
That would probably drive the price up well above £300
Im likeing the look of this board, hopefully MSI will be able to keep up with the Asus Striker, which is the board i have in mind to swap with my EVGA
Well considering the board costs £200 ish and the sound card + box costs £150 ish then paying £300-£325 for the combo would be a rather sound bargain if you ask me Not only that, but you free up a PCI slot and get high end audio thrown in for good measure.
i am looking at the future and i see that the next few months are going to be interesting.
About time someone finally put x-fi on board! Wish more mobo's had it.
Seems like a great idea to me. About time the X-Fi got some onboard love.
well I like this even with the price increase for those who have so little PCI slots to begin with this is a nice solution, in the past ya having a seperate sound card help in quality and free up cpu cycles but with dual/quad cores thats no longer a real issue so Im in favor for this solution
Would be interesting to see if there is increased audio noise with it being onboard - or by 'onboard' do MSI mean 'on a little daughterboard that we provide so you don't use a PCI slot up...'?
It not having the X-RAM doesn't mean much. The games that support it (the only one that springs to mind right now is Battlefield 2... but there are probably more) I don't play, so it's not a problem for me, at least. I'm also presuming that it's a full X-Fi, so there won't be any CPU overhead for it?
It's on-board, not a daughterboard
I think he means like the DFI Karajan audio modules
yeah, it's on the board by the PCI slots (the actual chip is right next to the bottom PCI-Express x16 slot - the bottom expansion slot on the mobo)
Does that mean you have images? We like images, all nice and shiny...
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