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Creative: Asus misleads users on EAX drivers

Posted on Thursday, March 27 2008 @ 00:00:53 CET by

Creative called out Asus today claiming its rival is misleading customers with its new EAX sound card drivers:
Responding to an announcement by Asus that newly released drivers for its Xonar line of sound cards support EAX, Creative communications VP Phil O'Shaughnessy said that the drivers effectively trick games into outputting EAX-capable sound.

"There are a small number of PC game titles that specifically query the audio device on the system to see if EAX 5 is available before they will attempt to render more than 64 3D simultaneous audio voices," O'Shaughnessy said.

"The new Asus drivers are falsely reporting EAX 5 capabilities in order to get these games to output 3D audio on Asus sound cards. Asus customers are not getting a genuine EAX Advanced HD experience with this driver update," he added.


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Re: Creative: Asus misleads users on EAX drivers
by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27 2008 @ 02:54:48 CET

Creative sounds a bit nervous. No Xifi chips on notebooks, nor on integrated sound chips and along comes someone to make a EAX 5 soundcard.

Don't doubt that Asus stretched things a bit, but Creative deserves this. Just deserts.


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