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The Vortex2 more than doubles the soynd of both the original Vortex chips contained in some of the first-gen A3D cards and the DSP from the earlier Monster Sound series’ cards.

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Be respectful, keep m300 civil and stay on topic. A good four-speaker setup with sub might be cooler, but for the ultimate A3D listening experience, plant some pimpin’ 70’s-style headphones on yer ears and prepare to be amazed.

Look on the right–you see those channels of love? Wavetable card features kB ROM and 32 voice polyphony.

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When it was cafd for Diamond to release a PCI sound card line, they decided to capitalize on the “Monster” branding that they had established. So what’s the hip and hype behind this chipset? Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.


Eagerly awaited, and much delayed, Diamond’s next generation sound card, based on Aureal’s next generation 3D audio acceleration chip, arrived on my doorstep mxx300 few days ago. As with just about anything else in this industry, Aureal had to improve on their original A3D 1. Comparing with the Live!

This is possible as EAX is a reverb API and the Vortex 2 will handle EAX style reverb by doing the computationally intensive tasks of sample rate conversion and mixing in hardware, and the memory intensive task of running the reverb filters and delay lines on the host using main memory and the host CPU. First though, you get the requisite history lesson. Mobile by Shara Tibken Dec 6, Unreal is also slated to get A3D 2. Neither card added any additional features of interest to the hardcore gamer.

The Dark Project is slated to support A3D 1. It is hard to explain but A3D 2. As preliminary testimony, let me say that this card rocks. Although I didn’t have any problems, some people have. For those that don’t remember, the Monster 3D, like other Voodoo Graphics cards, was a dedicated 3D-only graphics card.

Phones by Shara Tibken Dec 5, Lenovo has found people buy its Qualcomm-powered always-connected PCs more for their long battery life than the fact they’re always connected. However, with any new API, initial support goes through a learning curve at the developer level. The card features Aureal Cxrd technology of 3D sound. Once he nixed the DOS driver, everything worked fine.


Ultimate Limits of Computers. Back to top Back To Part 3: Simply by having a higher model number, many consumers will automatically assume that the MX is better than the MX, but remember that Diamond was effectively forced to change their high-end sound card. Only gamers and true audio freaks need this kind of lovin’.

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A couple of these are currently in the production phase. Diamond Monster Sound MX by Gonzo Eagerly awaited, and much delayed, Diamond’s next generation sound card, based on Aureal’s next generation 3D audio acceleration chip, arrived on my doorstep a few days ago.

You may also like. Now, I won’t reinvent the wheel here by explaining what A3D 2. Model – If it finds it, all A3D 2.