Well, this I didn't see coming...they're still keeping the Audigy brand around, and now introducing cards in PCIe flavor?
I really don't get Creative's direction a lot of the time, but now I'm curious if that's a real EMU10K2 on those Audigy cards, particularly the Rx. This could lead to kX Project driver support for those who want it on a PCIe card. (Though I'd prefer that Creative just open up the EMU20K1/2 documentation so they can make use of the X-Fi DSP...)
By the way, NONE of those are mentioned as having CMSS-3D Headphone, just the SBX Pro suite (including SBX Pro Surround implicitly).
Originally Posted by PurpleAngel
I'm guessing cost, I'm assuming the CA10300 audio processor (Audigy 4) is cheaper to manufacture then the current SoundCore3D.
Given that the actual Sound Core3D seems to be a miniature IC not much unlike the one on the Audigy SE and other cards that simply use host-based (read: software) processing, I wouldn't be surprised if the EMU10K2 is actually the more expensive one to produce. That's what baffles me even more.
Edited by NamelessPFG - 9/21/13 at 11:28pm