However, Ive been reading a lot about needing a card with Dobly Digital Live or DTX encoding in order to get true surround to my receiver via an optical cable. This item doesn’t belong on this page. With Ac3 pass through it doesn’t matter what type of card your using or what type of sound is coming through 5. But, I can’t help but feel a little bit of spite every time I press play. I’d definitely go that route if you can verify that, and can justify the extra cash. Apr 3, Posts:

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I did a few not very scientific tests on my own and a blind test with a couple of friends and they couldn’t distinguish between the sound quality from the RME and a Dtriker Maclaren AVR I can’t hear a difference between 16 and Sun Jun 29, And Dmix isn’t on by default It is nowadays.

I’m good strkker EAX2 if the microphone works well and I don’t hear clicking and popping.

Tue Jul 01, 2: The sound engine used in Quake3 was pretty lousy. Joined Aug Posts 74, Bozanimal Follow Forum Posts: Pretty easy, and it works well. So you can see what state it’s in currently for yourself.

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I’m sure it is nifty, the problem I see is that kmega eats performance and it was included by default; if you don’t need it, it’s not a good to have. Software mixers give horrible latency and eat performance, and even besides that the ALSA driver is horrifically slow, even without Dmix.


Maybe in a 7.1 years I’ll forget what I feel for creative right now. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

HT OMEGA Stryker 7.1

Although playback is highly flawed, but it’s better than nothing, and it does record properly. The world is changing underneath your feet.

Never happens, or there’s always pitfalls, and at this point I’ll only believe in a high quality ATI 3d driver when I see it, on hardware someone else bought. PT, I’m so done with creative I don’t care. Even though the card is superior, the company website and instructions are definitely subpar. No additional driver installation was necessary.

ATI has opened it’s video card also. Overall the card itself is not bad really, but it should be much much cheaper.

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I figured that for the price it wouldn’t be too bad, but I was curious as to why the technical specs were nowhere to be found; now I know You will need the proper driver to enable this functionality, though, so head over to the ASRock site for your mobo and download the necessary software. And those things have very poor latency performance and other bad characteristics.


Make of that what you will. Resolution and bit depth don’t matter and aren’t the only measure of a ommega value.

I bought this card because I kept having issues with my Creative cards and was lookingfor one more reliable. It works under Ubuntu 8.

What is a good sound card for linux?

On Liunx it’s a little better even with vmix, up to 5 stereo sounds at a time, I think, but it’s still very lousy sound hardware, imo, after being spoiled by pure hardware mixing; I thought it was fairly common but looks like Creative is the only consumer card to have it for linux.

OK, Creative is dead to me, for gaming.

Also, it’s really the drivers that are unable to use the sound rates properly, the Linux drivers. For R they have the first two. I wanted that card but just couldn’t part with the money.