Incidentally, all of the DAC and codec chips offer 24 bits of resolution at kHz sampling rates. Distributed Computing – General. On a more serio Crunching numbers for positional audio shouldn’t be a challenge. If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post. Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

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Asus Xonar DG Review. Creative’s first new audio processor in six years has landed, with Xbox and PS3 support.

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Creative’s EAX positional audio scheme died years ago. That’s the same C-Media chip as on the older DG model. On a more serio Overall, Asus rates the Xonar’s signal-to-noise ratio at dB. The DGX courts headphone users with a dedicated amplifier and Dolby Headphone surround-sound virtualization.

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Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below. Those older models have PCI interfaces, like an awful lot of other sound cards, and PCI slots are quickly disappearing from modern motherboards.

Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. However, after having to contort myself awkwardly among the dust bunnies and a tangled web of cables under my desk to connect speakers to a sound card because I couldn’t see which ports were which from above, the Xonar’s back-lit ports started to make a lot of sense.


We’re at a loss as to why Asus doesn’t have its own name branded across the CMI That engine does its best to approximate EAX effects, and it can ab200 up to concurrent 3D voices with enhanced reverb effects for “most” DirectSound 3D games. Some of them have Dolby, others have DTS. Happens quite a bit in the computer hardware industry. DTS Interactive and Dolby Digital Live perform the same function, so the only thing the Xonar DX really loses here is compatibility with receivers or digital speakers that support the former but not the latter.

Diet versions of existing products tend to be hollow representations of the originals, so we were understandably a little cautious when Asus announced its new Xonar DX sound card. As one might expect from a high-end sound card, the D2X isn’t cheap. Options Quote message asuus reply? For years, we’ve trumpeted the benefits of discrete sound cards.

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The cheapest gaming sound card is worth getting just to avoid audio incompatibility issues. It doesn’t monkey around with compressing or ‘enhancing’ the audio on your Blu-ray disc, it just delivers pure, unadulterated HD audio goodness to your speakers or amp. Games used to drive the demand for hardware-accelerated audio, but that feature has all but disappeared from recent titles.


The popularity of multi-core processors and more importantly, games that leave multiple cores unused has lessened the need for hardware-accelerated 3D audio, but there’s still a big gap between EAX 2. Now that EAX is on the wane, are Creative’s cards still the best bet for gamers? Multimedia Previous page Next page.

Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. These days, developers typically handle positional audio processing in software.

The CS is in charge of the card’s front output channels, and with a signal-to-noise rating of dB, it’s the higher-quality of the two. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. Fortunately, all it takes is a screwdriver, and the payoff is well worth it.

Incidentally, all of the DAC and codec chips offer qsus bits of resolution at kHz sampling rates.

Customize The Tech Report As if the array of cables weren’t enough, Asus also throws in a number of software titles, including a music conversion utility that can convert tracks for playback with Dolby Headphone or Virtual Speaker, Ableton Live 6 Lite, PowerDVD 7.