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PCI-E or PCI for Sound Does It Make A difference?

post #1 of 6
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Hey there Hi-fiers

Just wanted to clear this up I know in regards to video cards moving from PCI and then AGP to PCI-E x16 was a major step since being able to process more information increases your video card performance but does the same rule apply to Soundcards?   A sound card with all the identical specifications except that one is PCI and one is PCI-E x1 is there a benefit that increases the sound card performance since the information is being sent over a PCI-E x1 interface?

post #2 of 6

No, it does not.

 

I don't even think the Xonar cards are PCI-E native, but use a bridge instead.

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

No, it does not.

 

I don't even think the Xonar cards are PCI-E native, but use a bridge instead.

Bridge?  They seem like dedicated PCI-e cards I am referring to the DX, DSX, DGX etc....

post #4 of 6

Yeah, they all use a PCI to PCI-E bridge chip.

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Yeah, they all use a PCI to PCI-E bridge chip.


:Ooo really now?  So anyway you take it they still running at PCI speeds then?

post #6 of 6

Even for 8-channel audio you only need a small fraction of the bandwidth available, even if it is 192 kHz, 32 bit samples.


Edited by xnor - 1/25/13 at 4:29pm
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