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ASUS announced its new ASUS Xonar DX PCI Express 7.1 Audio Card earlier this year. The company claims that the new sound card delivers 35 times cleaner audio compared to onboard audio built into your mainboard.

The new Xonar DX card is tuned for audio quality with 116dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and features other sound enhancing technologies like Dolby Home Theater and DS3D GX. To compare ASUS says that the typical on-board audio solution has 85dB SNR.
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post #2 of 16
Yeah but isn't the pci-e version the crappy x-fi without it's own audio processor?
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Yeah but isn't the pci-e version the crappy x-fi without it's own audio processor?
x-Fi is creative not asus
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how is this compared to any of the xfi's (modded too)?
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nice find
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post #6 of 16
Looks pretty nice, especially given the price. Wouldn't surprise me if these started being packaged with high-end ROG boards in the near future.

Me personally, I'd like to see a marriage between the Xonar D2 and the X-Fi chip.
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post #7 of 16
I sold my Xonar D2X because that this WOULD NOT WORK in my system for some reason......worst experience ever.
However people that have it working enjoy it....I would suggest it for people who listen to music/movies on their PC, but for games they should stick with an X-Fi based audio solution.

I would be really interested to hear the SQ on this one though.....it's missing the EMI shield, but that can be easily fabricated.
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post #8 of 16
What the hell is 5.0? I'd rather have 4.1 than 5.0, as it is easy to emulate the center speaker with software (or at least Creative seems capable of doing so).
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Sorry, I got confused, I was thinking about the Auzentech, which is X-fi based, my bad.
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post #10 of 16
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What the hell is 5.0? I'd rather have 4.1 than 5.0, as it is easy to emulate the center speaker with software (or at least Creative seems capable of doing so).
The card is 7.1 with DirectSound 5.0...
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ASUS Xonar DX PCI Express 7.1 Audio
I know the PCI-E soundcard was a nightmare to get right. I hope they perform on par with PCI.
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