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ASUS Xonar DX  (Source: ASUS)
New ASUS Xonar DX offers more than the competition for less money

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.

The Xonar DX uses the CirrusLogics CS4398 audio DAC that is typically used in Hi-Fi devices. The card is also able to take advantage of the latest DirectSound and EAX 5.0 sound effects in PC games for Windows Vista. ASUS also integrates its VocalFX technology that allows for users voices to be integrated into games via VoiceEX and to emulate background scenes in online chats (ChatEX).

Other features include support for Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual Speaker, and Dolby Pro Logix IIx. The audio processor used for the card is the ASUS AV100 High-Definition Sound Processor. The analog playback sample rate and resolution s 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz at 16/24 bits. The analog recording sample rate and resolution is the same. A digital S/PDIF Digital Output is featured as well with Dolby Digital and DTS.

The best news for PC users that like the specifications of the Xonar DX is that the card will retail for only $89. The new Xonar DX will fit into the ASUS line alongside the previously announced Xonar sound cards including the Xonar U1 external audio processor, Xonar D2 and the Xonar D2K.

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RE: Lets hope for consistant driver support!
By GoodRevrnd on 3/20/2008 5:18:58 PM , Rating: 5
Why should I have to hold my OS and the rest of my computer back just so I can accommodate a company that has a choke-hold on the market so I can play my games flawlessly? What about a year or two from now? I doubt Creatives initiative to roll out proper drivers when they can just sit around on their hobbled together shit that basically "works" as it is now.

By ChronoReverse on 3/20/2008 5:52:11 PM , Rating: 4
Indeed, the only reason why nobody else has EAX3+ on their cards is because Creative refuses to license it out lest they lose their market when everyone realizes the crappy support they have.

By marsbound2024 on 3/20/2008 8:20:49 PM , Rating: 2
Amen, Revrnd!

By goku on 3/21/2008 2:29:35 AM , Rating: 2
Why should I have to upgrade my OS just so I can accommodate a company that has a choke-hold on the market so I can play my games flawlessly?

RE: Lets hope for consistant driver support!
By lexluthermiester on 3/21/08, Rating: -1
By rdeegvainl on 3/21/2008 8:36:19 AM , Rating: 2
I have a laptop thats over a year old that runs Vista flawlessly. Considering that you can get a quad core desktop (INTEL Q6600), with 3 gb of ram for $1000 dollars (Best Buy), I want to know what NEW system doesn't run Vista Basic at full tilt. You then tell people who had problems with creatives drivers to go cry in their milk, and then complain that you had problems with Vista and are far from alone. LOL at the hipocrisy. And if you aren't concerned about your rating, why did you feel the need to write a whole paragraph about it? You know why people rated you down is cause "Not worth reading" directly applied to your post.

RE: Lets hope for consistant driver support!
By GoodRevrnd on 3/22/2008 2:45:52 AM , Rating: 1
You should have been around a few years back when a Creative driver install completely wrecked my XP install. That's all I'm gonna say.

By lexluthermiester on 3/22/2008 6:00:40 PM , Rating: 2
I would like to have seen that. I've had that happen to me before, not with Creative drivers though. It happened with Nvidia, ATI and modem drivers. Always turned out to be a problem with hardware, usually BIOS settings causing conflicts or with XP itself. Hasn't happened in a long while, and we can hardly blame the manufacturers for that kind of thing...

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