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Old 03-17-03, 10:23 PM   #13
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Old 03-18-03, 01:01 AM   #14
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Well, when/if theres a 3gio nVidia sound card I foresee a lot of converts. Heh heh.
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Old 03-18-03, 05:13 AM   #15
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That's kinda the point I'm making... Creative has the WORST SOFTWARE EVER
Sorry I miss your point The M-Audio Revo doesnt support games in hardware, as for Creative making crap software...I dont know, I never install anything more than the drivers

From what I have been reading though, Creatives software is getting much much better, a bit like ATIs drivers


Thanks jAKUp for the pic, I have to put up with 30 or less FPS in rvs at the mo, so 70+ FPS at 1600*1200 is looking good
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Old 03-18-03, 06:58 AM   #16
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If he's using a 4.1 setup what's the big deal about using a live? Would it really be worth $90 for an audigy2?
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Old 03-18-03, 11:50 AM   #17
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i guess it all depends on if he ever ever listens to cd's or mp3s. thats really what it comes down to w/ the audigy issue. the audigy has amazing dynamic range and signal to noise ratio.

but yeah, ill agree, its taken them forever to get their drivers right. unfortunately, as a gamer, its the best we got till someone decides to go toe to toe w/ em in the sound market.
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Old 03-18-03, 01:10 PM   #18
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If he's using a 4.1 setup what's the big deal about using a live? Would it really be worth $90 for an audigy2?
Sorry Im not following, please explain, does it make a difference if he is using a 4.1 setup?

The Live card is what, 5+ years old? Upgrading to the latest is always going to be better, upgrading to the Audigy2, is upgrading to the best gaming sound card there is and has great sound for music and dvds! He has one of the best videocards there is, why not have the best gaming soundcard also
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Old 03-19-03, 12:10 PM   #19
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The hell with Creative sound cards (I had the SB16, SB Live and Audigy and wasn't that impressed with any of them). I have been using the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz for over a year now and have loved every minute of it.


I know that didn't have anything to do with this thread topic but neither have most the other posts, so what the hell.
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Old 03-19-03, 07:11 PM   #20
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The Audigy is (finally) a superior product from Creative. At least their drivers are /ok/ for it (mine is giving me some trouble, but it's from the latest drivers...) When I get my Athlon this week, it'll give me a good excuse to format & install the older drivers...

I'm so lazy... lol

(Oh yah, but there IS one SBLive driverset that /WORKS/ for a change (besides the Kx drivers.) I can't tell ya where to find it, cuz I got it from a friend. The set is dated March 3rd 2002. Didn't hiccup on me once. The only reason I abandoned it was because I nearly fried the damn thing when my TV Wonder blew up on me (long story. lol)... It started getting errors on a hardware level.

Creative can make the best products on the market, but they still have problems supporting them, lol.
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I don't understand paying about 100 for a soundcard when you cold get an nforce2 motherboard with the fancy shamcy sound on it for not much more. Is the audigy really that much better?
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LOL - Evolution is an amazing thing - just look how this post evolved from a post about the FX to an Audigy vs Soundblaster Live thread!

Anyway, in the new spirit of this thread, I am using an Audigy 2 card and upgraded from the Soundblaster Live card.

AMAZING difference! Especially in games. No lags on 3d positional audio and EAX is a smooth easy option with very little overhead now whereas EAX used to slow things down in my games considerably.

Definitely worth the upgrade!
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Old 03-20-03, 09:46 AM   #23
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I don't understand paying about 100 for a soundcard when you cold get an nforce2 motherboard with the fancy shamcy sound on it for not much more. Is the audigy really that much better?
not everyone has an amd processor.
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Old 03-20-03, 09:48 AM   #24
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not everyone has an amd processor.
lol... thats a funny

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