View Full Version : Asus to compete with Creative

April 9th, 2008, 06:16 AM
This just in http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardware/08/04/08/222220.shtml

EconolineCrush writes "Sound card giant Creative caught plenty of flak for its recent driver debacle, and has long been criticized for bullying competitors and stifling innovation. But few have been willing to compete with Creative head-on, allowing the company to milk its X-Fi audio processor for more than two and a half years. Now the SoundBlaster has a new challenger in the form of Asus' $90 Xonar DX, which delivers much better sound quality than the X-Fi, PCI Express connectivity, and support for real-time Dolby Digital Live encoding. The Xonar can even emulate the latest EAX positional audio effects, providing the most complete competition to the X-Fi available on the market."

I hope they release linux drivers!

April 9th, 2008, 06:32 AM
I hope they release linux drivers!

I was thinking the same thing when I read this news on /. earlier. *crosses fingers*

April 9th, 2008, 06:37 AM
Word. We need more options for sound cards. I'm tired of having to use an AWE32 gen 1 because it was the last creative card to do 0% cpu offloading.

April 9th, 2008, 06:58 AM
I hope they release linux drivers!

Me too

April 11th, 2008, 04:51 PM
I know this is an old post but for the google crowd, there is an open driver for the xonar card through alsa-project.org. First link is to the project page second is to the driver. Its a beta driver but will be included in the next minor release of alsa so these cards should natively be supported in the not too distant future.