They are usually small square chips with 48 pins pin QFP package. AC’97 defines a high-quality, or bit audio architecture with 5. Nov 5, Posts: I doubt there’s any real difference in audio quality between the realtek and the cmedia. You’ll see that even with a Mhz processor, the difference amounts to a few percentage points.

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settle a bet: is the realtek alc650 onboard sound better than a muse xl?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Codec chips have an AC97 interface on one side and analog audio interface on the other.

Let alc6550 bask in his ignorance. I own a muse xl, and my friend is telling me I’m an idiot because I’d rather use the realtek onboard sound rather than the muse.

Do this for a test: Even on a weaker processor like the P, the difference isn’t that significant. They are usually small square chips with 48 pins pin QFP package.

Feb 11, Posts: Nov 5, Posts: You’d be much better off judging the two audio solutions based on their practical merits – sound quality, driver quality, number of inputs and outputs, etc.


Mar 3, Posts: Tue Jul 30, 7: Mon Jul 29, Mon Jul 29, 8: AC’97 has had several revisions: I don’t know about the MuseXL, but the Cmedia onboard sound on my A7v sounds great to my ears they have the same chipset.

Tue Jul 30, 3: Dude, if you’re worried about CPU usage, go and look at the article I linked to.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I tried to tell him this, but he keeps saying no no no, theres no way that on board can be just as good. Is the argument now down to just CPU usage? Mon Jul 29, 7: AC97 is supported by most operating systems, such as Cpdec and Linux.

Realtek AC 97 ALC Audio CODECs Driver A for Windows 7 (32/64 bits) Driver – TechSpot

Lower sample rates such as I wouldn’t trust marketers as a reliable source of technical fact. Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor. The specification covers two types of component, and the “AC-link” digital interface between them:.


I read a thread where poptones said that most modern onboard sound solutions like cmedia, etc, are basically cards just mounted on the motherboard, and there is no performance hit.

AC’97 is a specification, not an implementation. This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat Wikimedia Commons has media related to AC’ Coeec frame is subdivided in 13 slots.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You’ll see that even with a Mhz processor, the codce amounts to a few percentage points.

I say they both use the same or the realtek uses even less.