Originally Posted by Wile E
Most don't provide much of a boost, if any. Only those with dedicated DSPs provide any type of offloading. But those without don't hurt performance either. In this case, it will be about the same either way, but sound quality will take a huge jump.
That said, I think the money would be better spent on a more substantial upgrade, such as more ram. If you are a gamer, 1GB should really be considered the minimum.
I agree. Sound isnt very high on my list of priorities.
As long as I can hear, and its clear thats cool for me.
But then again some people go crazy over sound and thats fair enough, I preferred to buy an expensive (good looking IMO
I agree with Wile E though, if your running games on a Dell you probably have something in there that could do with an upgrade.