PDA

View Full Version : G5 Audio Chip


Dr. No
Oct 9, 2004, 12:25 AM
In the PC world, everyone wants the best soundcard- Creative, Turtle Beach, etc.

Does anyone know exactly what audio chip the G5 uses for its audio?

Dr. No
Oct 9, 2004, 01:16 AM
...and how does the quality of the onboard match up with other solutions?

Counterfit
Oct 9, 2004, 02:09 AM
I don't know any detail about the chip, but if you want anything "special" (analog surround out, etc.) you have to go with a PCI or USb based system, thanks to Apple Corp.

will
Oct 9, 2004, 07:38 AM
The only information from Apple that I'm aware of is:
http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Hardware/Developer_Notes/Macintosh_CPUs-G5/PowerMacG5/index.html

osprey76
Oct 9, 2004, 08:16 AM
Audio is processed through the CPU. That's why UT2004 gets a boost with dual processor machines. The game isn't multithreaded, but it does use the second processor for sound processing. On a PC this is done on the sound card.