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Kerels
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What kind of sound card is on board?

What kind of sound card is on board?
2.1, 5.1 or 7.1
Alienware Area 51 R5 and
Alienware Aurora

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Tesla1856
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Re: What kind of sound card is on board?


@Kerels wrote:

What kind of sound card is on board?
2.1, 5.1 or 7.1

Alienware Aurora-R7

 


Just a simple analog audio on-board "sound card" circuit. Likely a Realtek or similar. No one really does (analog) 5.1 that way any more. You can Bit-Stream digital 5.1 over SPDIF (if it has the port ... see PDF manual). You can also Bit-Stream DD/DTS 5.1/7.1 over HDMI. Most people use HDMI for Multi-Channel PCM ... up to 7.1 channels.

Pretty sure any audio over HDMI only uses the video card. HDMI to a nice AVR works good.

Seems many doing Digital Audio Work these days are using USB "sound cards". In that case, on-board audio goes un-used.

 


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