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So I just bought an asus essence STX and windows 8.1 at the same time, not realising there are any official drivers/support for this sound card for 8.1 yet.

after looking through the interwebz people are saying they are getting it to work with UNi driver.

I haven't unboxed the card yet so would it be worth it trying to return the card and get something else? I haven't installed win 8.1 yet but plan on doing it this weekend due to the apparent increase in performance for BF4.

what are your experiences with this card and win 8.1 guys?
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Originally Posted by d3vour3r View Post

So I just bought an asus essence STX and windows 8.1 at the same time, not realising there are any official drivers/support for this sound card for 8.1 yet.

after looking through the interwebz people are saying they are getting it to work with UNi driver.

I haven't unboxed the card yet so would it be worth it trying to return the card and get something else? I haven't installed win 8.1 yet but plan on doing it this weekend due to the apparent increase in performance for BF4.

what are your experiences with this card and win 8.1 guys?

It will work, it just takes a bit of patience. thumb.gif
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You might want to give Daniel K's drivers a try. I used his drivers in Windows 7 and they were absolutely flawless.

http://danielkawakami.blogspot.com/
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UNi drivers work fine for me on 8.1 and I always use them instead of the regular drivers
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UNi drivers work fine for me on 8.1 and I always use them instead of the regular drivers

awesome mate. I heard asus drivers are crap anyways. spose 8.1 is fairly new and more drivers and support for hardware will roll out eventually.

thanks for everyones replies.
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post #6 of 6
The one thing I was disappointed in when I purchased my essence st was the dated drivers and interface. For the cash i paid for the card I was expecting better drivers and interface.
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