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So I should be getting a Xonar DS in a couple of days if all goes as planned (along with a 2500k + P8P67 combo), one question I have is: what driver should I be installing once I reinstall Windows 7? The latest from ASUS.com? or those Unified Xonar drivers I've been hearing so much about?

Thanks fellas.
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I use the CMI8788 drivers from C-Media's site. No EAX emulation, but otherwise I find them superior to the ASUS drivers.

I'm not familiar with the unified Xonar drivers you mention.
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Originally Posted by Blameless;12096280 
I use the CMI8788 drivers from C-Media's site. No EAX emulation, but otherwise I find them superior to the ASUS drivers.

I'm not familiar with the unified Xonar drivers you mention.
Here mate:

http://brainbit.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/

Thanks for the reply.

Whats the advantage of using those C-Media's drivers instead of the official ASUS ones?
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Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy;12096323 
Whats the advantage of using those C-Media's drivers instead of the official ASUS ones?

Less fluff, and core files are newer than what ASUS uses (ASUS rebrands the C-Media drivers and adds their own software to the mix). DPC latency issues were also non-existant for me with the C-Media drivers.

These unified drivers sound like they could be the best of both worlds, might be worth a shot.
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