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12-05-2002, 02:46 AM
I have a Hercules Game Theater XP now and am putting that into a new system I'm building for my sister. I mostly do gaming on my P4 setup and would like to replace the Hercules sound card with something new. I was looking at the new Audigy 2 Platinum and it looks really nice. Or I can get another Hercules (they have a new 7.1 version). What is the absolute BEST soundcard for a gamer/mp3 listener in terms of low CPU utilization, quality driverset, and quality sound output?
Fortissimo III is a good bang for the buck soundcard.
Audigy 2 is the best gaming card. It has better sound than Fortissimo III.
One promising card that is about to come out is M-Audio's Revolution (http://www.m-audio.com/products/consumer/index.php). It uses Envy's 24 HD chip. There hasn't been any reviews, so drivers and performance are currently unknown.
12-05-2002, 02:13 PM
so it looks like my top choice would be the audigy 2
A lot of people are not too happy about Creative's drivers the last little while.
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