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What sound cards are hardware accelerated (I'm not sure if that's the right term--I mean to say that the card doesn't use the CPU to play sound, but it's own)? Or are most sound cards now?

Does the Sound Blaster Live! have a hardware accelerator?
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I don't think that the Sound Blaster Live is hardware accelerated, but some cards that are for sure include the Audigy 2 ZS, the Audigy 4, and the X-Fi Xtremegamer and up.

Then there are also non creative cards like the X-Meridian, Razer Barracuda, and I can't think of more right now because I'm incredibly tired.
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yea, the creative X-Fi cards meant for games all have the hardware acceleration, the razer barricuta has the acellerationtoo
 
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X-Fi+Razer Barracuda = Hardware Acceleration
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All of the Above Plus:
Turtle Beach Montego
Diamond Xtremesound XS71 and XS51
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