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Finally got an English review of the Z courtesy of Vortez.

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/creative_sound_blaster_z_review.html
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Finally got an English review of the Z courtesy of Vortez.
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/creative_sound_blaster_z_review.html

Thanks for posting, nice find.

Very interesting review. I am most interested in their RMAA measurements. I know RMAA measurements vary from card to card for various reasons, but his are way different than the two other RMAA measurements that I have seen of the Creative Z. Actually his values are worse than the creative recon, and I know this card is way better than the recon.
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http://www.custompcreview.com/reviews/creative-sound-blaster-z-pcie-sound-card-review/16668/

another review, give a gold award. No RMAA measurements or anything like that.
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Finally got an English review of the Z courtesy of Vortez.
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/creative_sound_blaster_z_review.html

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http://www.custompcreview.com/reviews/creative-sound-blaster-z-pcie-sound-card-review/16668/
another review, give a gold award. No RMAA measurements or anything like that.

Both of these reviews are pretty much in line with what I have read from people who now own it. When the only complaint coming from the reviewers is that the card doesn't support 7.1, then you know it is a pretty solid product. I honestly don't know a single person that has a 7.1 system....

Can't wait to get my SBZ and Mad Dogs.
    
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What I don't understand is why haven't they found a way to emulate the software audio we use now into hardware acceleration?  Wasn't that what they did before?

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What I don't understand is why haven't they found a way to emulate the software audio we use now into hardware acceleration?  Wasn't that what they did before?

I think it's the other way around. They emulate hardware audio in software since in Vista and 7 they changed the audio stack and got rid of hardware audio, hence the reason for needing Alchemy to play some older games.
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I think it's the other way around. They emulate hardware audio in software since in Vista and 7 they changed the audio stack and got rid of hardware audio, hence the reason for needing Alchemy to play some older games.

I was thinking back to win98/xp days...

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If anything I hope they bring back 5.1 decoding over optical so I can have virtual surround sound on headphones when playing on PS3 or X360 just like the Astro Mixamp. I might get the ZxR anyway just for the fact that it doesn't have the RCA line-in and optical-in/out on the same ports like on my Titanium HD.
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Zx and ZxR supposedly to release this month, right?
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