We asked Creative Labs about the PCI Express card several times and it has confirmed to us that now there are no any plans for such a sound card.
It seems that Creative is not working on a Dolby Digital Live compliant card that can do 5.1 encoding. So all of you sound lovers will have to stick with the Nvidia Nforce 2 sound stuff for the time being.
Creative might follow the trend and finally decide to go for such a thing, but that's not going to happen overnight.
But that's not to say that another enterprising company might decide to make such a card, and do so in the next two quarters or so. µ
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