I have the Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2 zn PCMI card which lets me hook up my laptop to any 5.1 channel pc speaker set or to my 5.1 channel home receiver which sounds awesome. You can get it for around $90.
I'm waiting for my i9300 to come in andi have a 7.1 system setup which I'd like to use with it when at my desk. Will the dongle work to deliver full 7.1 or do I need to get the Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2 zn PCMI card? Note that my 7.1 system has the upmix switch so I can still get 7.1 from a 5.1 system such as my current ABIT NF7-S motherboard in my desktop. Thanks!