Page 2:Creative Audigy 2 ZS: Just The Card
Page 3:Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro: External Sound
Page 4:Software Better Organized!
Page 5:Software Better Organized!, Continued
Page 6:From Dolby Digital To DTS ES: What Surround Sound?
Page 7:How About On Our Card?
Page 8:THX, A Quality Standard
Page 9:A Familiar Tune But An Improved Melody
Page 10:Test Configuration And Audio Measurement
Page 11:Performance At 48 KHz
Page 12:Performance At 24 Bits/96 KHz
Page 13:3D Sound And Games
Page 14:3D Sound And Games, Continued
Page 15:Software And Configuration Package
3D Sound And Games
According to Creative, with the ZS, a new version of 3D sound has arrived. This is the advent of EAX 4.0 Advanced HD, which claims to bring a new dimension to the games that use it. Of course, it is based on the previous version, but EAX 4.0 brings greater realism to the sound atmosphere and a substantial improvement to multi-environments in real time. The player can find his or her way around more easily and handle the events in the game. He or she can hear battles taking place in a neighboring room while fighting in a new environment. Furthermore, this new version is capable of finding hardware resources on the card for start-up effects, originally a feature designed for musicians. The gamer can use them to improve the rendering of the sound environment. Of course, you'll have to wait for games able to use EAX 4.0 to find out if all this is as effective as Creative promises it to be.
For our processor occupation tests, we are now using Right Mark's new 3D Sound software to replace Winbench, which now looks a little outdated... The tests show very low processor occupation because with EAX activated, you can go as low as 2%!
- Creative Audigy 2 ZS: Just The Card
- Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro: External Sound
- Software Better Organized!
- Software Better Organized!, Continued
- From Dolby Digital To DTS ES: What Surround Sound?
- How About On Our Card?
- THX, A Quality Standard
- A Familiar Tune But An Improved Melody
- Test Configuration And Audio Measurement
- Performance At 48 KHz
- Performance At 24 Bits/96 KHz
- 3D Sound And Games
- 3D Sound And Games, Continued
- Software And Configuration Package