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It also shows how inefficient creatives drivers are aswell :| Nice card tho.
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Since under Vista there's no way eax5 can work with hardware acceleration, for now I see it this way:
1. ASUS Xonar can emulate EAX5 in Vista at driver-level (so free)
2. Creative can also emulate EAX5 in Vista, but if purchasing Alchemy

Guess it's interesting to see what other reviewers think of the EAX5 implementation in ASUS' cards. Do you happen to know any other reviews comparing this particular point?
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
Since under Vista there's no way eax5 can work with hardware acceleration, for now I see it this way:
1. ASUS Xonar can emulate EAX5 in Vista at driver-level (so free)
2. Creative can also emulate EAX5 in Vista, but if purchasing Alchemy

Guess it's interesting to see what other reviewers think of the EAX5 implementation in ASUS' cards. Do you happen to know any other reviews comparing this particular point?
You don't have to purchase Alchemy.....where are you getting that from? You can download it here or here
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EAX 5 still isn't as good as A3d 2.0/3.0 was 9 years ago.

Never really liked EAX anyway, so it's support or lack thereof is meaningless to me when I shop for souncards.
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Quote:
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EAX 5 still isn't as good as A3d 2.0/3.0 was 9 years ago.

Never really liked EAX anyway, so it's support or lack thereof is meaningless to me when I shop for souncards.
A3D was awesome back in the day. Screw Creative for killing it off.
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You don't have to purchase Alchemy.....where are you getting that from? You can download it here or here
I haven't put it correctly: if you own an Audigy (not X-Fi) you have to pay for ALchemy.

/searches for a cheap DX
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The review explains that alchemy has to be preconfigured for each game, and may not always be supported, while EAX 5.0 emulation is in the hardware.

Plus, the chip is cheaper and you can get away with not supporting creative crabs.
    
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