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Computer sound innovation has been kinda slow for a while now, so anything new is good.
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post #22 of 51
LOL...

I don't have my screen maximized and the title I saw was "Creative Launches New Motherboad"

I thought they were starting to make mother boards...I like this news much better. My Extreme gamer died a while back and I have yet to get another sound card. It would be nice to have above decent sound capability in the onboard sound.
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While I am happy for this evolution, I pray drivers are following suit. Truth be told, I've yet to see a product from Creative that does not crash, be it from ASIO or DTS . I was mixing live with MixMeister Fusion via ASIO of course, I split my soundcard into two : fl, fr, main , rl, rr, headset for preview, and right when I wanted to mix on the fly, sound froze, BSOD. Looked into the dump, I saw creative.
 
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post #24 of 51
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker View Post
While I am happy for this evolution, I pray drivers are following suit. Truth be told, I've yet to see a product from Creative that does not crash, be it from ASIO or DTS . I was mixing live with MixMeister Fusion via ASIO of course, I split my soundcard into two : fl, fr, main , rl, rr, headset for preview, and right when I wanted to mix on the fly, sound froze, BSOD. Looked into the dump, I saw creative.
it's from the only company that is known to have more driver problems than ati. . .
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post #25 of 51
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lol
I still don't get it what's with the sound cards.. how are they better than the mobo's integrated one? *honest question*
There are a few advantages. One that is rarely found today, but was big stuff back then, is EAX and X-Fi technologies. These technologies allow for greater fidelity in sound.

Another advantage to the dedicated cards is that integrated chipsets actually are just a could fancy plugs and a driver that allows the CPU to process all the audio for the system. Whereas dedicated cards do the processing all by themselves, freeing up CPU time. However, with the advent on modern multi-core CPUs, this performance boost is next to nothing.

And yet another advantage is the ability to create higher frequency (quality) sound at a higher bit rate. I don't believe (big note here to the left) that the Realtek chipsets reproduce audio much higher than the regular 16bit (forget the frequency) DVD quality. Whereas the Creative cards and most other high end sound cards will go up to 192,000 24bit audio.

Finally, things like flexijack and more audio ports for more channels are the last of the major advantages for dedicated sound cards. Beyond that there is nothing the the average do-it-yourselfers here would enjoy, for the most part.
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post #26 of 51
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Originally Posted by Wishmaker View Post
While I am happy for this evolution, I pray drivers are following suit. Truth be told, I've yet to see a product from Creative that does not crash, be it from ASIO or DTS . I was mixing live with MixMeister Fusion via ASIO of course, I split my soundcard into two : fl, fr, main , rl, rr, headset for preview, and right when I wanted to mix on the fly, sound froze, BSOD. Looked into the dump, I saw creative.

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Originally Posted by somebadlemonade View Post
it's from the only company that is known to have more driver problems than ati. . .
=/
I ve yet to see a Creative driver error with my X-Fi Xtreme Music and never had any with Audigy 2 before.
And have played maybe over 100 PC games ,many EAX based ,with them in the last years.
The same applyes to ATI/AMD.
Are you sure you are having healthy RAM in your systems ?! Just asking

On the other hand i always let some time from when the product arrives on the market and the moment i buy it to let drivers get in shape.
   
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post #27 of 51
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I ve yet to see a Creative driver error with my X-Fi Xtreme Music and never had any with Audigy 2 before.
And have played maybe over 100 PC games ,many EAX based ,with them in the last years.
The same applyes to ATI/AMD.
Are you sure you are having healthy RAM in your systems ?! Just asking

On the other hand i always let some time from when the product arrives on the market and the moment i buy it to let drivers get in shape.
i have an ati card right now, i've had more ati cards than nvidia cards, starting with an all-in-wonder card back in the 1990's never had a problem with any of them, i have had a few annoying problems with creative drivers, nothing like games crashing, but losing sound during cut scenes, a few times, but i'll give you i didn't setup the irq for the card properly, but i will acknowledge that people do have problems that aren't so easily fixed that are driver problems, and it's not limited to one company, it just some companies seem to be magnets for these claims
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post #28 of 51
I would love to have the equivalent of what I have on my sound card, on my motherboard.
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I would love to have the equivalent of what I have on my sound card, on my motherboard.
Let s hope this is "the thing"
High quality sound for the masses is still a dream
VIA had that ENVY thing ,but they are so slow in development now ...
   
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Originally Posted by Rocabiliz View Post
lol
I still don't get it what's with the sound cards.. how are they better than the mobo's integrated one? *honest question*
higher signal to noise ratio. means cleaner sound.
    
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