Audio Performance and Quality

RightMark Audio Analyzer

This test attempts to quantify the sound quality from an audio card by passing it on to a secondary sound card for evaluation.  Our test setup passed the audio from the on-board sound to a PCI Creative Labs X-Fi card in order to complete the loop. 

Rather than bring in 7 graphs for each audio card tested, I decided to include RightMark’s results that are in ‘just plain English’ rather than the complete audiophile numbers.  If you are interested in those numbers feel free to email me and I’ll pass them on.

Asus P5W DH 975X Core 2 Ready Motherboard Review - Motherboards 101

Asus P5W DH 975X Core 2 Ready Motherboard Review - Motherboards 102

Asus P5W DH Results

Asus P5W DH 975X Core 2 Ready Motherboard Review - Motherboards 103

Intel 975XBX Results

The Intel motherboard has better audio quality according to these RMAA results, though I had no issues with listening to the audio on the Asus board while testing.  

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