ASUS Xonar D2 Sound Card
"ASUS are reportedly in production mode for their Xonar D2 sound card."
Published: 5th June 2007 | Source: DigiTimes |
Asustek returns to sound card market
ASUS is reportedly deep into production of their Xonar D2 sound card and shipments are expected somewhere around Q3 2007.
|The company indicated that the card adopts the Asustek-developed AV200 chip, manufactured by United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) at the 0.35 micron process. Production already started in May, and shipments will start in the third quarter with a market price of about US$199.|
With ASUS entering the sound card market with the Xonar D2, it will be interesting to see how the two major players: Creative and Auzentech react. It will be an interesting few months ahead with Auzentech' X-Fi equipped Prelude card due in the next few weeks, and the Xonar D2 due later this year. Will they be able to de-throne Creative as the sound card market leader where many have tried before unsuccessfully?
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