Originally Posted by btarunr
This is rubbish. EAX 4~5 require a hardware processing engine that cannot be software emulated. Afterall, the Xonar doesn't feature a audio processor, just a chipset. The Creative EMU10K series and CA20K1, CA20K-A2 processors can handle EAX HD 4 and 5. You cannot 'trick' an audio application to thinking an audio device supports EAX 3, 4, 5 as they are OpenAL extensions and Creative ships the ICD with its drivers.
All in all, it's just as big a marketing blooper as HIS / Diamond multimedia sporting a "THX" logo on some of their boxes.
um then explain this
it dosnt have hardware rendering, yet according to creative supports eax3-4-5 that supposdely requier hardware rendering.........
as i said, creatives just pissed that somebody else is following their example and doing software support for eax above2.
and the cmedia current chips can deal with as many or more voices as the creative cards, they just have nicer, smaller, better working drivers and dont bugger up on common hardware!!!!