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Hi guys

 

I have a question.. will i see any increase in FPS on a soundcard over onboard sound.

I got ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, GTX470 Twin Frozr II, 8GB RAM DDR3 PC3-10700 667MHz.

i wondering if i should change RAM over putting a soundcard.

 

Thanx

Tamas

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Hi guys

 

I have a question.. will i see any increase in FPS on a soundcard over onboard sound.

I got ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, GTX470 Twin Frozr II, 8GB RAM DDR3 PC3-10700 667MHz.

i wondering if i should change RAM over putting a soundcard.

 

Thanx

Tamas

 

 

You won't see any increase in FPS from a discrete sound card. You will see a much bigger gain with faster RAM but not more RAM. 1866MHz is best. Anything higher that is DDR3 is synthetic testing and not worth the cost increase. When you get up to 2133, 2400 the timings increase negating the speed increase. 

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Absolutely ZERO FPS increase. I bought a core 3D sound card and did not see 1FPS gain. It does however give a little better sound provided you have the sound system to notice the difference. I have a altec lansing system with 10" polk audio subwoofer and the options the card gives is kinda cool, but for $100 it was not worth it and back to the store it went.

 

As far as RAM goes I did see a SMALL 2-3 FPS increase when I changed from 1600 to 2133 ram. But thats hardly worth the upgrade either unless your going from 8 to 16 gigs.

 

Biggest difference is still the highest stable OC you can get from your CPU.

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Thank guys for the advise.. i ll got for a RAM update.. i guess from my old 633 RAM 8GB to new 1866 or 2133 8GB

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Absolutely ZERO FPS increase. I bought a core 3D sound card and did not see 1FPS gain. It does however give a little better sound provided you have the sound system to notice the difference. I have a altec lansing system with 10" polk audio subwoofer and the options the card gives is kinda cool, but for $100 it was not worth it and back to the store it went.

 

As far as RAM goes I did see a SMALL 2-3 FPS increase when I changed from 1600 to 2133 ram. But thats hardly worth the upgrade either unless your going from 8 to 16 gigs.

 

Biggest difference is still the highest stable OC you can get from your CPU.

 

Going from 667 to 1866 will be massive. 

 

I use Crucial Ballistix Elite. 2 of there 16GB kits. 1866 with 9-9-9-27 timings.  This stuff is phenomenal. I do not understand why more people do not use it. It's right up there with Corsair Platinums but at half the price. 

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