How Do I Tell Which Soundcard Don't Use CPU Resources?

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I am researching sound cards and cannot tell which cards do all the sound processing on board and which delegate CPU resources to the task. I am looking to spend eighty to a buck fifty. I tentatively I am going to go PCI as I have learned that PCIe cards are mainly for people that don't have a PCI slot as sound cards don't use all the available bandwidth on PCI and PCIe cards have a PCIe to PCI bridge.

Was looking at the HT Omega Striker 7.1, out of 329 eggs it had 243 Excellent, 54 good, 17 average, 6 poor, 9 very poor but it seems that it may not work with Windows 7.
Other PCI card that I am looking at are

ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 Slim
AUZENTECH AZT XPCINE 7.1
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1

PCIE cards are ASUS Xonar D2X
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional

Anyone have any thought on these cards? How about other cards?

* GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P
* Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
* Crucial Ballistix 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3
* MSI R4670-2D1G/D3 Radeon HD 4670 1GB
* Western Digital Caviar Blue 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
* Windows 7 build 7100
 

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