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No Dolby Digital live card from Creative

Not in the short term
Tue Nov 16 2004, 10:58
MANY OF YOU have asked us about Creative Labs' mysterious PCIe sound card that is supposed to be a super duper Sound blaster Audigy 3. We learned that there is no Audigy 3 and that Creative Labs has instead moved to the Audigy 4 Pro card. This card is merely an upgrade from Audigy 2.

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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