Just wondering how prevalent it is to add a sound card to a powermac? following from this thread, I understand that currently the CPU handles all sound-related tasks? I was just wondering if there was someone out there who has added a dedicated sound card to a PowerMac, and what kind of results you have got, in terms of Audio Production, Games, etc. I would imagine rendering 5.1 surround in a game is CPU heavy, and therefore the addition of a sound card may result in incresed frame rate? If this is indeed so, would it not be good to ship Macs with soundcards installed? They are cheap, effective, and allow for proper 5.1 surround. For example, Apple offer this on THEIR OWN website! - Kind of admits a problem!