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Old 01-27-2014, 07:03 AM   #1
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Sound card for gaming


I'm looking for a decent sound card for gaming purposes that works 100% in linux.

The only real 'gaming' feature I'm looking for is for small sounds to be enhanced, and to get a better idea where a sound came from. Example, footsteps or gunfire in an FPS game.

Other than that, performance and input lag is important. If I can gain some frames per second, that's good.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-28-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
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well most of todays soundcards support all of that. 5.1 + openal pretty much do the trick. you wont gain any noticeable fps however. ( unless your sporting a pentium 2 ) todays cpis arent botheted too much by audio processing.

i myself have a soundblaster zs platnuim pro its old pci based but i have never needed anything else. even midi is supported for dosbox. depends on what you choose i guess. look on the alsa wiki for card support.
 
Old 01-30-2014, 09:32 AM   #3
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Asus xonar DX (PCIe) or D1 (PCI).

http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and_...ters/Xonar_DX/
http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and_...ters/Xonar_D1/
http://www.alsa-project.org/main/ind...ix:Vendor-Asus

Good support, great card, no dealing with %*#&% creative who are really awful.
 
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Asus xonar DX (PCIe) or D1 (PCI).

http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and_...ters/Xonar_DX/
http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and_...ters/Xonar_D1/
http://www.alsa-project.org/main/ind...ix:Vendor-Asus

Good support, great card, no dealing with %*#&% creative who are really awful.

Nice, thanks for the suggestions. :-)

Have you used one of these cards? The reviews look good, I'm just wondering how easy it makes placing footsteps/gunfire etc in games

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Old 02-05-2014, 09:25 AM   #5
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I've used one a few times, but I've never played a FPS game with one so I have no idea about that, sorry.
 
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np, thanks for the input :-)
 
  


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