I play fps games and want what they call "eax", i have no idea which soundcard involves eax and which is the best one to get.. i don't really want to pay over $80 for a soundcard though.. unless i have too..
A3D is better than EAX. A3D 2.0 is better than EAX 2.0. The only cards that support A3D 2.0 use the now ancient Vortex 2 chipset (still the best but with no driver support). The only cards with EAX 2.0 are from Creative. Most good cards from other companies support A3D 1.0 and EAX 1.0. The GTXP and TBSC are good cards that support multiple standards.
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