G5 Audio Chip

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2003
    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

    Sep 13, 2003
    ...and how does the quality of the onboard match up with other solutions?
  3. macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    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.
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2002
  5. macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    Fort Worth, TX
    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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