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News MSI's P6N Diamond will have on-board X-Fi

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Jan 2007.

  1. Tim S

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    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.
     
  3. Tim S

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    nah, it's the basic model. :)
     
  4. DougEdey

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    Shame.
     
  5. Woodstock

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    whats the use of motherboard with integrated X-Fi, when the board corrupts your data
     
  6. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    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?).
     
  7. DougEdey

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    Do you mean the 680i Woodstock? hopefully this motherboard won't have the same problems.
     
  8. Tim S

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    Indeed, it's only the reference design boards affected by the data corruption problems - this board isn't a reference design. :)
     
  9. Tim S

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    That would probably drive the price up well above £300 :(
     
  10. samkiller42

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    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

    Sam
     
  11. JADS

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    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.
     
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    i am looking at the future and i see that the next few months are going to be interesting.
     
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    About time someone finally put x-fi on board! Wish more mobo's had it.
     
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    Seems like a great idea to me. About time the X-Fi got some onboard love. :D
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
  17. Tim S

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    It's on-board, not a daughterboard :)
     
  18. DougEdey

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    I think he means like the DFI Karajan audio modules
     
  19. Tim S

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    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)
     
  20. DougEdey

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    Does that mean you have images? We like images, all nice and shiny...
     
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