View Full Version : G5 Audio Chip
Oct 9, 2004, 01:25 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?
Oct 9, 2004, 02:16 AM
...and how does the quality of the onboard match up with other solutions?
Oct 9, 2004, 03:09 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.
Oct 9, 2004, 08:38 AM
The only information from Apple that I'm aware of is:
Oct 9, 2004, 09:16 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.