There are a few bad points with this card. Another bad point is the lack of A3D 2. With much richer content and wider range of games support including the older A3D games which you can play with, I would buy this over the Live!. This card is basically a enhanced version of it’s MX card which carries it’s stunning sound force and the forceful package bundled with the card. Games that only support A3D 2. Personally, I tested it’s ability by running several older A3D games like Battle Zone, Jedi Knight plus the plentiful of Direct 3D games hence confiming of it’s backward capability.
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Games that only support A3D 2. Wonder how MonsterSound got it’s name? And not forgetting the AC-3 function which were widely spead.
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Back To Part 3: This stir lots of interest here with this ultimate design. This card is SoundBlaster compatible. Even using the older A3D games like Battle Zone, you can still feel quite a bit of different. MX bundling software are xm300 the highest class. If it finds it, all A3D 2. Without the newest games, I was unable to test it’s pi ability except for using the demo that comes with the card.
Guess you might wanna wait a while longer for it. This time round, they even went a step further to incoporate the AU chipset from Aureal into their card. Even by the time you ,x300 about this review.
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But you might be in for a suprise if Aureal come out with a driver that support EAX now which means that you will be able to enjoy EAX enhanced titles also with this card. The card should not have reach Cpi shore as the US market have already run out of pre-ordered stocks. The upcoming Half-Life and Heretic 2 will not be arriving any earlier before Christmas. However, with any new API, initial support goes through a learning curve at the developer level.
The Dark Project is slated to support A3D 1. It is hard to explain but A3D 2. The Bad There are a few bad points with this card. This will probably make you put the purchase of this card behind the cheaper and older A3D 1. With the wide DIAMOND support, enjoy world class audio playback with its voice capability which are fully upgradable to more in the near future. So what’s the hip and hype behind this chipset? If it does not find it, then the features will be scaled down to what the hardware can handle.
Aureal ensure that the card is fully compatible with older A3D games and majority Direct 3D games titles.
Another bad point is the lack of A3D 2. The MX card will pcii what is connected to it along the lines of the MX hence simplifying setup this is not a standard Vortex 2 feature. Personally, I tested it’s ability by running several older A3D games like Battle Zone, Jedi Knight plus the plentiful of Direct 3D games hence confiming of it’s backward capability.
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Comparing with the Live! By allowing the capability of downgrading to work with it’s older A3D 1. This is possible as EAX is a reverb API and the Vortex 2 will handle EAX style reverb by doing the computationally intensive tasks of sample rate conversion and mixing in hardware, and the memory intensive task of running the reverb filters and delay lines on the host using main memory and the host CPU. Changing gears in mid-development is not an easy process so expect games that have been in development for some time to stick to A3D 1.
There are a few bad points with this card. Unreal is also slated to get A3D 2. Back to top Back To Part 3: MX is created with such unique 2 ouput jack that allows you to connect to 4-point speakers similar to CREATIVE’s offering, it even goes a step futher by implementing the detection of 4 speakers input when you plug into it’s rear line-out jack.
This is especially important as we can still use this card to run the games without m300 problem.