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wow thats waaay better than my old 24-bit sound blaster in my mom's rig lol.

if only i had a PCIe 1x slot -___-

question how would my *onboard* sound card do against this? does mine have a audio processing chip?
    
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O_O
wow thats waaay better than my old 24-bit sound blaster in my mom's rig lol.

if only i had a PCIe 1x slot -___-

question how would my *onboard* sound card do against this? does mine have a audio processing chip?
It might, you would probably have to look it up though. and you don't need a PCIE 1x slot. a PCIE1x card will work in any PCIE slot
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It might, you would probably have to look it up though. and you don't need a PCIE 1x slot. a PCIE1x card will work in any PCIE slot
thx!
but i need my slot for the 550Ti im gonna buy for that xtra PPD
    
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Nice! I am a huge Creative fanboy when it comes to Soundblaster. Their X-Fi is still one of the most powerful audio processors ever created. I will always have a Creative card.

Edit: Still no Soundblaster card with an HDMI output for Dolby Digital HD and DTS HD MA.... Kind of sad. I guess they figured people using HDMI out for HT purposes would be using their GPU's onboard audio chip for that anyways. Still would have been nice to have though. I very much look forward to reviews. Yes I know Auzentech has one... But I'd have liked an official Creative card with the technology built in.
Edited by Cyrilmak - 9/2/11 at 1:06pm
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Auzentech maxes great sound cards too .
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Can anyone make out what caps they used on the PCB?
Hitachi are the blue caps, black caps are Matsu****a (Panasonic)

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Originally Posted by Darren9 View Post
Strange to see a board so empty, I'm guessing there's a reason for it needing to be that size.

I thought the "Only Creative left" thing was about who made their own DSP's - aren't the majority of soundcards based off of C-Media or Creative chips? (excluding the onboards of course).
Creative, Realtek, & C-Media.

It's pretty much a 50-50 market for chips on Sound Cards though;

C-Media = Asus & HT | Omega
Creative = Creative & Auzentech
Realtek = some of the cheap/no-name stuff, and integrated solutions.
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Asus, Sennheiser, HT Omega, just counting ones on Newegg that make quality kit. A couple dozen entry level offerings. Not to mention Realtek.


Didn't see you had already been corrected ad nauseum. I'll replace text.

Anyway, I'm on optical to a Denon receiver/mini system anyway. No need for a soundcard, as my Burr Brown Dac does ok in its own right. I've always been curious to do some A/B'ing though!
Edited by Foolsmasher - 9/2/11 at 1:56pm
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Yay for rereleasing a 6 year old chip under a new name!
they've had a quadcore soundcard since 2005 whats the big deal about this one, it's the same thing with a few software features added (which lets face it, any third party can do, DanielK anyone?)
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Yay for rereleasing a 6 year old chip under a new name!
they've had a quadcore soundcard since 2005 whats the big deal about this one, it's the same thing with a few software features added (which lets face it, any third party can do, DanielK anyone?)
This is a new Quad-Core chip from Creative.

They may have recycled old tech from the last generations of Creative chips used in their Sound Cards; but everyone does that for Chips that they make.

AMD's K6 Architecture & Design was used all the way through AMD's Thuban architecture.
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[QUOTE=Tator Tot;14799713]Hitachi are the blue caps, black caps are Matsu****a (Panasonic)[/qoute]

Not always true. There are many different caps with different colors.


Anyways, Creative need to get their customer service and their drivers correct first.
Edited by FearSC549 - 9/5/11 at 3:18pm
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