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what's the different's between: and what will be better for games, and music.
the xonar STX or the Asus Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe 7.1 PCI-E
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The HDAV cards are somewhat pointless now.
Their main party piece was they could pass Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD from the Bluray to a compatible HD audio format AV receiver via HDMI. At the time, without one of these cards, you could not pass through the HD audio formats due to HDCP.
But Since ATi released the 5xxx Radeon GFX cards, they have built in audio controller, which can pass on HD audio formats to a compatible AV receiver via HDMI.

The Essence is a stereo card. You can connect it to an AV receiver via SPDIF, so you can get 5.1 sound with it. It does not have multi-analogue channels (remember the Xonar ST and the H6) like the majority of other sound cards, so for anyone with a set of 5.1 speakers that only has an analogue connection, it would be a pointless purchase. It is best connected to a decent stereo amplifier and speakers.

hope that helped
Edited by Crag - 5/10/11 at 3:47am
    
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so go for the STX, right?
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The Asus Essence STX is the best bet, but for games take a look at Auzentech Forte
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nah bro, need more music then gaming.
thnx any way.
k ill go for the STX.
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so go for the STX, right?
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yes
hope the explanation i posted made it clear
    
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