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Never had a single issue with the Titanium HD drivers. I have owned the card since day 1. Based on my experience they are far from sucking. Do you actually own the card? Daniel K drivers don't do anything special.

Did you actually read my entire post? I said they are either horrible or it just works. One or the other, I'm not even making this up... just make a search on this board and you'll see what I mean.
If you need more confirmation, just go check the Creative's official forums then.

Yes, I have a TiHD which didn't worked properly for me on Win7 64bit. I needed to use Daniel_K drivers. They don't do anything special indeed, but they made my TiHD WORK... that's all that matters.
post #12 of 14
The Titanium has a very nice 3D positioning in games, which is lovely. Although the music experience... I couldn't get mine to sound good, no matter what.

It sure was a massive improvement over onboard sound, but a simple Xonar DX with stock settings completely destroyed it in music playback quality, no matter how hard I tried to make it sound good. So I stuck with the DX, since its 3D positioning, although not as good, is good enough.

Driver wise, I never had a problem on any of the cards, though. Currently using UNi Xonar drivers for the DX, since they provide much more customization than the regular Asus drivers.

On the Creative... Daniel-K drivers were nice, but then again, I never had issues with Creative's.
   
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post #13 of 14
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Did you actually read my entire post? I said they are either horrible or it just works. One or the other, I'm not even making this up... just make a search on this board and you'll see what I mean.
If you need more confirmation, just go check the Creative's official forums then.

Yes, I have a TiHD which didn't worked properly for me on Win7 64bit. I needed to use Daniel_K drivers. They don't do anything special indeed, but they made my TiHD WORK... that's all that matters.

You go to any hardware manufacturer forum and it's gonna be a concentration of people having issues with the hardware, those who don't have problems generally never have any reason to complain. No driver is perfect and yes some have had problems just like some have had issues with with asus drivers, hence the Uni XOnar alternative drivers.
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post #14 of 14
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The Titanium has a very nice 3D positioning in games, which is lovely. Although the music experience... I couldn't get mine to sound good, no matter what.

It sure was a massive improvement over onboard sound, but a simple Xonar DX with stock settings completely destroyed it in music playback quality, no matter how hard I tried to make it sound good. So I stuck with the DX, since its 3D positioning, although not as good, is good enough.

Driver wise, I never had a problem on any of the cards, though. Currently using UNi Xonar drivers for the DX, since they provide much more customization than the regular Asus drivers.

On the Creative... Daniel-K drivers were nice, but then again, I never had issues with Creative's.

I think the Op is not even considering the Regular Titanium anymore, besides in this day and age it would be a waste of money to buy that card. Titanium HD or Z series are the only cards worth buying from creative.
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