Hey all! New to to forum but have used it in recent months to gather info
So back in August I built my PC and was under the impression that generally on-board audio has come a long way and a discrete card is no longer needed for the most part. The motherboard I currently have is the Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 and it supports 7.1, HD Audio, Dolby Home Theatre, and has the Realtek ALC889 codec.
I've had a great deal of interest in the Razer Tiamat 7.1 headset that is being released at the end of January but they recommend having a good sound card. One that has caught my eye is the ASUS Xonar DX but am unsure if this will give any noticeable difference opposed to my current onboard setup right now. I know a few years back this would be a no brainer and the DX would be the way to go. So will the Xonar DX be a noticeable upgrade or should i just stay with the onboard?