Wednesday, May 27th 2020

Creative Intros Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition Sound Card

Creative today introduced a limited-edition variant of its Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus discrete internal sound card, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition (model: SBX-AE5P-WH). This is essentially a white color trim of the AE-5 Plus sound card which debuted in mid-April 2020, which sees silvery matte white make up the main shroud over the card, and much of the backside of the PCB being painted white. There are still some contrasting piano black bits, such as the ARGB insert.

The AE-5 Plus slots between the AE-5 and AE-7, while being almost identical to the former. It's only feature-additions over the AE-5 are Dolby Digital Live and DTS encoding support, which the AE-5 lacks. The hardware of the AE-5 Plus is identical to the AE-5, with 122 dB SNR, 32-bit 384 kHz audio format support, and 0.00032% total harmonic distortion. Available in limited quantities, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition is priced around USD $170.
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2 Comments on Creative Intros Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition Sound Card

#1
mcraygsx
Very interesting that none of the images show you that AE-5 "PP Edition" require old MOLEX connector if you want to use RGB strip. :roll:
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SK-1
I just picked up the evga NuAudio card. It needs aux power but at least it's sata. On board audio has come a long was but so have sound cards...almost in a linear fashion.
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