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 P5B Deluxe Results
Asus Crosshair Results
Asus P5W DH Results
Intel 975XBX Results
The 8-channel HD audio implemented on the Asus P5B Deluxe is probably one of the best solutions we have seen for integrated audio; the sound quality was good, no static was heard during use at all, and the results from our RMAA tests show some very good results as well.