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Xonar STX vs. ST

post #1 of 4
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Hey all, could really use some help here as I'm about to purchase my new computer.

From my research, two things concern me here as both of these are basically the same price:

1) Xonar STX is PCIe, Xonar ST is PCI.
2) Xonar ST is a better card.

So which one should I get?
post #2 of 4
The DSP (digital signal processor) on the Xonar series is native to PCI. It uses a variant of the CMedia OxygenHD (CMI8788). In order to connect to a PCIe connection, it uses a bridge. Earlier revisions of the drivers showed that there was a few latency issues but those have been hammered out.

From what I heard, the ST has a better clocking circuit, which may reduce digital jitter. However, jitter in many cases is not readily audible and you might as well just get the card that suits your situation.
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post #3 of 4
With the ST, you can connect it to the H6 expansion card. To get up to 7.1 output. Plus there is the clocking circuit. Audiophiles claim the ST sounds better as a result.
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post #4 of 4
Very small differences. get the one that best fits your motherboard layout. Just remember the STX needs additional power. (4 pin molex)
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