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post #991 of 1879
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The Creative Chip is a joke. It can't even do Dolby Digital Live or even Dolby Digital and how the hell does it consider a gaming board??? X58/P55 board no matter how cheap, will include this essential gaming feature in a lowly Realtek chip and not this high end board? I know the CA0132 chip will do DDL, but the software tabs are different than the real Recon3Di. Hello gigabyte, not everyone uses a headphone or cheap RCA plug speakers. I am using toslink to a AVR to a set of 5.1 B&W speakers and it is sitting there cuz this damn board only does PCM over toslink and it locks the ability to do DDPLII because the software/driver is so tore down.
Interesting to know. I have noticed the drivers for the creative chip being awful; they just randomly die sometimes.

I just use headphones, and the DAC is a lot better than anything else I own.
post #992 of 1879
Unfortunate to hear that Creative still has issues in driver department, but to be fair Dolby Digital Live doesn't come with all motherboards using Realtek either. It's sad that it's not included with Creative codec, but well one more reason to research something before buying it.

As for other issues, I can't certainly tell for G1 Sniper 3, but those issues were present in beta BIOSes for UD5H. And F8 branch for G1 Sniper 3 is still in BETA.

I have also encountered a problem when system won't shut down right away with one of the BETAs. One time it took 5 minutes to shutdown (after running few minutes with black screen).
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I understand not every Realtek includeds DDL, but Gigabyte is kind enough to include that in all of their UD line up for P55/X58 with the ALC889. I believe for P55/X58 all UD3 to Sniper has DDL, but USB3 has DD.

So I was left in the impression that a Top End Z77 board should have that, have to be more careful next time.

Now does anyone know if that is possible to use a PCIe extender cable to route a PCIe x1 slot to place an SoundCard else else.

I need every PCIe 16x slots to do Tri-Fire+ PhysX, hope there is enough space to slide in a PCIe extender cable.
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post #994 of 1879
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I understand not every Realtek includeds DDL, but Gigabyte is kind enough to include that in all of their UD line up for P55/X58 with the ALC889.

So I was left in the impression that a Top End Z77 board should have that, have to be more careful next time.

Now does anyone know if that is possible to use a PCIe extender cable to route a PCIe x1 slot to place an SoundCard else else.

I need every PCIe 16x slots to do Tri-Fire+ PhysX, hope there is enough space to slide in a PCIe extender cable.
There probably will be. I've seen it being done a few times. You could also get a USB DAC instead of a sound card.
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And Yes, my Creative driver just died. It has no sound now and the driver seems to be installed just fine and no error. But still no sound.

Unbelievable.
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There probably will be. I've seen it being done a few times. You could also get a USB DAC instead of a sound card.

Interesting idea, I have seem a few of those external USB Sound card. Is it the same thing? How does it comepare to a internal one?

And I am guessing anything from a X-Fi USB soundcard should be sufficient?
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Interesting idea, I have seem a few of those external USB Sound card. Is it the same thing? How does it comepare to a internal one?

And I am guessing anything from a X-Fi USB soundcard should be sufficient?
I know that they make some very high grade professional USB audio cards, but I don't know about specific models. You're just transferring digital data over USB instead of PCIe; I don't see why there would be a difference.
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Most USB DACs if not all use USB 2.0 interface. That means that they are limited to 480 Mb/s. PCI-E x1 2.0 does 500MB/s or 4000 Mb/s. USB 2.0 should be enough for stereo, but not anything else.

I believe SPDIF supports 1.5 Gb/s. For this reason multichannel audio must be compressed (Dolby Digital Live, DTS).
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Most USB DACs if not all use USB 2.0 interface. That means that they are limited to 480 Mb/s. PCI-E x1 2.0 does 500MB/s or 4000 Mb/s. USB 2.0 should be enough for stereo, but not anything else.

I believe SPDIF supports 1.5 Gb/s. For this reason multichannel audio must be compressed (Dolby Digital Live, DTS).

Interesting, I have been looking at the Creative ones, which have included DD Live since the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro.

And yes, it is on a USB2.0 interface, and I have no idea how it can acheieve DDL with that.
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DDL's job is to compress audio stream. PCM is uncompressed. I am not exactly if it compresses it or converts it to lossy format (many variations of Dolby Digital but most of them are lossy).

Using USB audio card in your situation is weird though. HDD (digital) -> USB (digital) -> USB audio card to SPDIF (digital) -> receiver (DAC) -> speakers. Don't they sell Dolby Digital live separately?

Found this.
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