G5 Audio Chip

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Dr. No, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

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    ...and how does the quality of the onboard match up with other solutions?
     
  3. macrumors G3

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    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.
     
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  5. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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