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depends on reference material used tbh. As I said, it depends more on the implementation of the DAC than the quality of the DAC chip itself. Both are factors but implementation is more key. A lot of modern headphones have distortion levels below a soundcard for example.
Good point.
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Audigy 4 had a quad core design. It's not a gimmick, but it is marketing fluff.
They're making something that's already gonna be at least good, sound amazing.
When I say gimmick I mean marketing fluff. What exactly do you need a quad core processor for on a sound card? To add 3d effects to sound in games?
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Of course, if you're not throwing thousands of dollars of audio hardware at these cards, will you even notice a difference? Probably not.
I noticed a subtle difference on damaged Logitech X-530s with my Xonar DX.

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the upcoming bulldozer with 2 K10's per Logic unit?
BD is a new architecture?
    
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When I say gimmick I mean marketing fluff. What exactly do you need a quad core processor for on a sound card? To add 3d effects to sound in games?
Depends on how they design it.
They could have each core process a certain frequency range.

I honestly don't know how Creative designs their DSP's, as I don't think they publish that information like Intel, AMD, & ARM do.
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post #125 of 140
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I honestly don't know how Creative designs their DSP's, as I don't think they publish that information like Intel, AMD, & ARM do.
Creative didn't design them, they bought them. CMSS-3D, EAX etc.. are all Sensaura and Aureal3D tech.
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Creative didn't design them, they bought them. CMSS-3D, EAX etc.. are all Sensaura and Aureal3D tech.
Because you can create new DSP's without having some form of a design team...

You're also forgetting that Creative bought and absorbed all of Sensaura & Aureal3D...
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but they haven't created anything new DSP wise. Also re-read my post.
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but they haven't created anything new DSP wise. Also re-read my post.
Not brand new, but they've gone through 3 different designs since those acquisitions.
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post #129 of 140
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BD is a new architecture?
EXACTLY! I did some reasing and it appears this is the same 4 core DSP that was used in the Soundblaster 2 through the x-fi.
post #130 of 140
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Originally Posted by Nixuz View Post
Drivers are NOT "hit or miss".
MS screwed Creative when the pared down the sound stack and destroyed hardware acceleration in an attempt to appease mobo manufacturer's.
They cornholed Creative's entire driver line, which caused untold updates and driver issues.
The THD is working perfectly, for MOST people, because Creative had a decent DirectSound SKD to work with.

Apparently, Microsoft's post-Vista software processing is better

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This of course meant that we wanted sounds to be able to have an arbitrary amount of filters and submixes in any order, which hardware accelerating audio pipelines simply didn't/doesn't support. We felt confident in the fact that all our target platforms either had moved (Xbox360, PS3) or were about to move (PC) to software-based audio pipelines, instead of having fixed-functionality hardware pipelines (Xbox, PS2, some sound cards on PC), so software mixing was the obvious choice for us.
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/batt...c2-full.aspx##
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 9/6/11 at 5:45am
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