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.
Alienware Aurora 7500 Results
DIY FX-62 Results
The integrated audio used on the Aurora 7500 system stands up to that on the ATI XPress 3200-chipset based motherboard used in our DIY test system. It is still very odd to see Alienware even offering integrated audio as a solution in their super-high end systems.