our gist of the article on Impress PC Watch seems to suggest that anyone that has an X-Fi card should hang on to it, as the Sound Core3D is not a step up. Apparently for voice chat/calls the Sound Core3D is the better choice, but in terms of audio quality and for gaming it can't keep up with the older X-Fi based cards. It's not hard to see why when you take into consideration that we're talking about a far simpler chip here judging it solely on its size and packaging. Considering the pricing – at least in Singapore – is identical between the new Sound Core3D cards and their older X-Fi siblings, we know what we'd get.
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ronch wrote:It's apparently based on Creative's new chip, the Sound Core 3D, which purportedly brings QUAD CORE technology to PC audio.
Coulda wrote:From sound core 3d press release:
"It incorporates Creative's arguably innovative over a half decade ago Quartet DSP with four independent processor cores"
Coulda wrote:The fact that it has integrated DAC (with not so great spec.) defeats purpose of buying a sound card.
Forge wrote:it has much less horrible software than the X-Fi.
Still looking for a good Xonar, though.
Meadows wrote:Thinking about buying a yet newer audio card a few years down the line, Creative are back on my radar again.
$80/$86 or $83/$83In another thread, I wrote: Take a look at the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z 70SB150200000 (OEM) or 70SB150000000 (Retail) or 30SB150200000 (OEM).
My Johnson wrote:The card is also picky which slot it goes into on an AMD AM3+ motherboard with Windows 7 64bit. This behavior is also par for the course. I have no idea why for decades this happens over and over with peripheral equipment.
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