so far the only game i've had a lot of issues with wit a creative card was Halo CE on pc, but that was quite a while ago. any time i would use hardware acceleration with the card along with EAX effects it would studded like crazy, even on a pc (at the time) that had 4x the requirements for the game. i haven't used a creative card in a while though. I usually stick to onboard audio as it seems the software driven stuff with the beta "sound back" software works fine with EAX games. (i.e. an ALC889/888 based sound chip) I may give these a go later, if they don't work well i'll just ebay it and pick up an asus card or the like.