Jcat netcard XE and USB PINK FAUN on which PCIE ports?


I would like to know what would be the best implementation of 2 PCIE cards, on an Audio server
The MSI Mortar B550 motherboard is based on AMD architecture
there is a shielded PCIE port which is directly linked to the CPU
And the other one goes through the chipset

Which cards should I favor in their implementation directly on the PCIE port linked to the CPU

JCAT XE network card or PINK FAUN USB card

Thank you for your answer


Showing 2 responses by yage

Save your money and get a decent DAC with a good USB interface.
We’ll just have to agree to disagree on that. If there was a real problem with the USB interface, you’d notice it for sure (e.g. dropouts, glitches in playback). Otherwise the data is getting from A to B just fine.

Think about it - if the USB ports on a motherboard were changing the bits, then your mouse and keyboard wouldn’t be working too well. You’d have inadvertent typos and jumping mouse cursors all the time. The PC would probably be unusable.

Money is better spent on improving the rest of the setup, whether it’s speakers, amp, or DAC (probably in that order). You simply don’t need special USB ports for audio.