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Asus Xonar D2X
8.7 out of 10

Asus Xonar D2X

Asus Xonar D2X Asus Xonar D2X is a PCI-E interface audio car Read more

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Overall 8

Asus Xonar D2X

maximum pc
18 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Much hay has been made of the incredible speed advantages PCI Express offers over PCI. Beyond GPUs, however, we haven’t found much worthy of occupying those slots. Asus hopes to change that with its Xonar D2X card—the first soundcard we’ve reviewed that makes use of the PCI Express interface.
  • Pros: The EAX 5 hack is commendable and the card’s LED lights add flash.
  • Cons: Initially spotty PCI-E support that must be fixed with a BIOS update.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

5 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Asus' Xonar D2X is an excellent sound card with a strong software bundle that will appeal to gamers and audiophiles alike, but we hope to see improvements in its software.
  • Pros: Superb audio quality, Supports all major audio standards, PCI Express interface, Includes numerous audio cables
  • Cons: Cumbersome control panel software, PMP music converter is extremely limited, Converter required if you have no available floppy power connector
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