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Does the maximus v gene sound card supports 7.1 sorround

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November 4, 2012 4:08:38 AM

I wanna get a pair of astro a40's but i dont know if i will need to buy a sound card or does the sound card in my maximus v gene supports it

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a c 150 Ĉ ASUS
a c 559 V Motherboard
November 4, 2012 5:26:29 AM

From the board's specs:
SupremeFX III built-in 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
What I'm not sure is if you'll get 7.1 through the optical s/pdif
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b V Motherboard
November 4, 2012 5:53:18 AM

I've tried looking that up as well to see if you would get the surround sound through the optical cable with the Asus premium boards. Normally that is something that would be simulated by dolby digital live or the encoder as it will be labeled as. I use a astro a40 myself. And astro suggests for the surround sound to get a card with dolby digital live, and quite possibly dolby headphone if it has it. Also something they do not provide as well is the usb chat cable that goes from your mixamp to your computer to enable pc chat.

I honestly feel you may need a sound c rd to achieve what astro has in place. I'll list what I have but I will give my suggestions and the suggestions I have received through astro's forums.

Again I have the wireless 5.8 ghz mixamp and Astro A40.

I would suggest something like this if you were on a budget I'd keep in mind though that creative isn't that great with drivers and has a history of having buggy drivers.

and this if you were not

Expensive high end

You can use the higher end Asus Essence cards as well but they give you an adapter to use S/PDIF

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