In interpreting the results on the boards, we see that the Dynamic Range and Noise Levels on the ASRock 4Core1333-Viiv board are not stellar, but adaquate, since the greater the dBA the better. We can also see that when it comes to the THD and IMD percentages, the ASRock does very good since lower percentages mean better audio. The ASRock boards audio will probably be fine for most people, even for gaming and movies. But if you are a die hard audiophile, you will likely get an add-on card for the best sound that is available.
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As you can see, this “old” 965 Chipset board just tears it up in our testing, taking the top spot in nine of our benchmarks. It was just amazing to see this board outperform boards that were as much as 3x the cost, and the latest technology on the market. It just goes to show that no matter what is released, it is probably not really that much better than what we have already. I like to get new stuff as much as the next guy. I love to see what new technology brings us, but this just proves that we really do not need it. Well, ok, maybe we do!