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Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Vs Soud Blaster Live 5..1 FPS wise ?



 
 
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Old May 26th 04, 03:52 PM
We Live for the One we Die for the One
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Default Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Vs Soud Blaster Live 5..1 FPS wise ?



I hear Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS will be alot better FPS wise than a
LIVE, is this true anyone dome some head to head reviews ?


Could prolong my PC a little while if i can get 20 fps more from games
byt just adding a better sound card.

Thanks.

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Old May 26th 04, 06:57 PM
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Default Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Vs Soud Blaster Live 5..1 FPS wise ?

Regards the extra FPS from updating the video card, yes you will get more
FPS from a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS compared to a Soundblaster Live 5.1,
maybe in the order of 5% to 10%, but little more I doubt.

I love the flexibility of my Soundblaster 2 ZS Platinum Pro, but if you
really want to increase your performance (and audio quality) I'd suggest
getting a Nvidia based motherboard with onboard SoundStorm audio and a new
(more powerfull CPU). Those motherboards work superbly with ATi Graphics,
and the sound quality/flexibility is miles ahead of your SBLive.

CrimsonLiar

"We Live for the One we Die for the One" Mr wrote in
message ...


I hear Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS will be alot better FPS wise than a
LIVE, is this true anyone dome some head to head reviews ?


Could prolong my PC a little while if i can get 20 fps more from games
byt just adding a better sound card.

Thanks.



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Old May 26th 04, 07:02 PM
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Default Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Vs Soud Blaster Live 5..1 FPS wise ?


Any AMD 64 mobos with soundstorm ???

How about just a normal soundcard with soundstorm ?

Thanks.



On Wed, 26 May 2004 18:57:39 +0100, "CrimsonLiar"
wrote:

Regards the extra FPS from updating the video card, yes you will get more
FPS from a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS compared to a Soundblaster Live 5.1,
maybe in the order of 5% to 10%, but little more I doubt.

I love the flexibility of my Soundblaster 2 ZS Platinum Pro, but if you
really want to increase your performance (and audio quality) I'd suggest
getting a Nvidia based motherboard with onboard SoundStorm audio and a new
(more powerfull CPU). Those motherboards work superbly with ATi Graphics,
and the sound quality/flexibility is miles ahead of your SBLive.

CrimsonLiar

"We Live for the One we Die for the One" Mr wrote in
message ...


I hear Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS will be alot better FPS wise than a
LIVE, is this true anyone dome some head to head reviews ?


Could prolong my PC a little while if i can get 20 fps more from games
byt just adding a better sound card.

Thanks.



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Old May 26th 04, 08:57 PM
Odie
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Default Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Vs Soud Blaster Live 5..1 FPS wise ?

I just upgraded from a P4 system with a live card to an Abit SocketA nforce2
with soundstorm audio (NF7-S) and I can verify indeed what CrimsonLiar says
is accurate. The onboard sound is better quality and performance....by far.
I'm very happy with it!!



"CrimsonLiar" wrote in message
...
Regards the extra FPS from updating the video card, yes you will get more
FPS from a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS compared to a Soundblaster Live 5.1,
maybe in the order of 5% to 10%, but little more I doubt.

I love the flexibility of my Soundblaster 2 ZS Platinum Pro, but if you
really want to increase your performance (and audio quality) I'd suggest
getting a Nvidia based motherboard with onboard SoundStorm audio and a new
(more powerfull CPU). Those motherboards work superbly with ATi Graphics,
and the sound quality/flexibility is miles ahead of your SBLive.

CrimsonLiar

"We Live for the One we Die for the One" Mr wrote in
message ...


I hear Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS will be alot better FPS wise than a
LIVE, is this true anyone dome some head to head reviews ?


Could prolong my PC a little while if i can get 20 fps more from games
byt just adding a better sound card.

Thanks.





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Old May 27th 04, 02:45 AM
We Live for the One we Die for the One
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Default Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Vs Soud Blaster Live 5..1 FPS wise ?


Yeah ive hear some reviews, but iam not getting a new boards as yet so
ill Stick with a Audidgy 2 ZS it aint htta bad right

And with a set of Logitec Z-5300s i should be ok.


On Wed, 26 May 2004 19:57:44 GMT, "Odie"
wrote:

I just upgraded from a P4 system with a live card to an Abit SocketA nforce2
with soundstorm audio (NF7-S) and I can verify indeed what CrimsonLiar says
is accurate. The onboard sound is better quality and performance....by far.
I'm very happy with it!!



"CrimsonLiar" wrote in message
...
Regards the extra FPS from updating the video card, yes you will get more
FPS from a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS compared to a Soundblaster Live 5.1,
maybe in the order of 5% to 10%, but little more I doubt.

I love the flexibility of my Soundblaster 2 ZS Platinum Pro, but if you
really want to increase your performance (and audio quality) I'd suggest
getting a Nvidia based motherboard with onboard SoundStorm audio and a new
(more powerfull CPU). Those motherboards work superbly with ATi Graphics,
and the sound quality/flexibility is miles ahead of your SBLive.

CrimsonLiar

"We Live for the One we Die for the One" Mr wrote in
message ...


I hear Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS will be alot better FPS wise than a
LIVE, is this true anyone dome some head to head reviews ?


Could prolong my PC a little while if i can get 20 fps more from games
byt just adding a better sound card.

Thanks.





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Old May 31st 04, 09:27 AM
Shaun
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Default Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Vs Soud Blaster Live 5..1 FPS wise ?

Yeah ive hear some reviews, but iam not getting a new boards as yet so
ill Stick with a Audidgy 2 ZS it aint htta bad right

And with a set of Logitec Z-5300s i should be ok.



I wouldnt go ditching an Audigy for Soundstorm .. unless I really needed the
realtime dolby 5.1 encoding. Audigy has the EAX3 which SS doesn't, and about
the same CPU usage I believe.. Maybe the audigy2 is even less CPU hungry
than nv soundstorm.


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Old June 1st 04, 03:46 AM
Daniel Czajko
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Default Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Vs Soud Blaster Live 5..1 FPS wise ?


"Shaun" wrote in message
...
Yeah ive hear some reviews, but iam not getting a new boards as yet so
ill Stick with a Audidgy 2 ZS it aint htta bad right

And with a set of Logitec Z-5300s i should be ok.



I wouldnt go ditching an Audigy for Soundstorm .. unless I really needed

the
realtime dolby 5.1 encoding. Audigy has the EAX3 which SS doesn't, and

about
the same CPU usage I believe.. Maybe the audigy2 is even less CPU hungry
than nv soundstorm.



There is more, All Audigy cards have a new driver update that gives them
EAX 4 capability (win XP only, I think). Just download the driver update
from Creative. Very nice since Creative doesn't license EAX above 2 to
anyone. I can't blame them. So you won't get EAX 3 or 4 out of any other
card


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Old June 1st 04, 06:43 AM
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Default Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Vs Soud Blaster Live 5..1 FPS wise ?


"Daniel Czajko" wrote in message
ogers.com...

"Shaun" wrote in message
...
Yeah ive hear some reviews, but iam not getting a new boards as yet so
ill Stick with a Audidgy 2 ZS it aint htta bad right

And with a set of Logitec Z-5300s i should be ok.



I wouldnt go ditching an Audigy for Soundstorm .. unless I really needed

the
realtime dolby 5.1 encoding. Audigy has the EAX3 which SS doesn't, and

about
the same CPU usage I believe.. Maybe the audigy2 is even less CPU hungry
than nv soundstorm.



There is more, All Audigy cards have a new driver update that gives them
EAX 4 capability (win XP only, I think). Just download the driver update
from Creative. Very nice since Creative doesn't license EAX above 2 to
anyone. I can't blame them. So you won't get EAX 3 or 4 out of any other
card


IMHO EAX is over-rated. I have never had a game where it worked to my
satisfaction. Always some screech, or bleep, or worse some kind of feedback
loop, or effects that sound out of place (not to mention the performance
hits). Based on my experiences I wouldn't waste money on an EAX 3 or 4 card.
Surround sound is good enough for me



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Old June 2nd 04, 02:53 PM
We Live for the One we Die for the One
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Default Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Vs Soud Blaster Live 5..1 FPS wise ?


Yeah an A3D card disk Creatives BUTTTT wish they were still arround
A3D 5.0 by now

Still got my old Vortex 2, never had it on 5.1 to try it out realy
well.

See ya.



On Tue, 1 Jun 2004 13:43:24 +0800, "Blahguy" wrote:


"Daniel Czajko" wrote in message
. rogers.com...

"Shaun" wrote in message
...
Yeah ive hear some reviews, but iam not getting a new boards as yet so
ill Stick with a Audidgy 2 ZS it aint htta bad right

And with a set of Logitec Z-5300s i should be ok.



I wouldnt go ditching an Audigy for Soundstorm .. unless I really needed

the
realtime dolby 5.1 encoding. Audigy has the EAX3 which SS doesn't, and

about
the same CPU usage I believe.. Maybe the audigy2 is even less CPU hungry
than nv soundstorm.



There is more, All Audigy cards have a new driver update that gives them
EAX 4 capability (win XP only, I think). Just download the driver update
from Creative. Very nice since Creative doesn't license EAX above 2 to
anyone. I can't blame them. So you won't get EAX 3 or 4 out of any other
card


IMHO EAX is over-rated. I have never had a game where it worked to my
satisfaction. Always some screech, or bleep, or worse some kind of feedback
loop, or effects that sound out of place (not to mention the performance
hits). Based on my experiences I wouldn't waste money on an EAX 3 or 4 card.
Surround sound is good enough for me



 




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