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I've had enough with my X-Fi Fata1ty Professional card. Is there another card that will be decent for gaming? Will the new Asus Xonar use the same drivers? If so that seems to be a big negative...
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What do you mean you're "tired" of it?
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Originally Posted by PiratesRule View Post
I've had enough with my X-Fi Fata1ty Professional card. Is there another card that will be decent for gaming? Will the new Asus Xonar use the same drivers? If so that seems to be a big negative...
The Asus Xonar is a complete different card. There's no way it would use the same drivers. You maybe confusing it with Auzentech's Prelude.
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I will PM you my mailing address and you can just ship it out to me, I can ship you my Sound blaster Live! lol

What makes you so tired of it?
    
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What do you mean you're "tired" of it?
Too many problems...on my Core 2 rig I had the driver kept on disappearing. Now after a few minutes I get an incredibly high pitched whine after a few minutes until I restart then it happens again. Creative doesn't seem to be active in new drivers either.
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The Asus Xonar is a complete different card. There's no way it would use the same drivers. You maybe confusing it with Auzentech's Prelude.
Yeah...I must have gotten it confused. Does anyone have any idea of when the Xonar will come out?
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There are lots of cards that are decent for gaming, but Creative pretty much has the best in a lot of people's opinions because of EAX 5.
Other cards with superior audio quality such as Auzentech X-Meridian or Bluegears b-inspirer have EAX 2.
I've never cared to notice a difference...the step up in quality is well worth it.
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post #8 of 14
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Are the Auzentech drivers different then Creatives? As in better?
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post #9 of 14
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Yeah...I must have gotten it confused. Does anyone have any idea of when the Xonar will come out?
not soon enough?

I hope it at least drives down creative's prices a little.
    
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post #10 of 14
Well at least the Xonar has shown up on the Asus web site. It wasn't there a couple weeks ago.

Pre-order link shows Aug. 1 ETA. That's in the UK, maybe the US isn't too far behind.
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