Creative: Asus misleading customers over EAX support on their drivers

"Creative Labs have said that rival hardware manufacturer Asus is misleading its customers with its EAX drivers."

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Creative: Asus Misleading Customers on EAX Drivers.
ShackNews have reported that PC sound card maker Creative Labs today said that rival hardware manufacturer Asus is misleading its customers by claiming that new drivers for Asus sound cards support EAX, a set of environmental enhancements for sound in games.

Responding to an announcement by Asus that newly released drivers for its Xonar line of sound cards support EAX, Creative communications VP Phil O'Shaughnessy said that the drivers effectively trick games into outputting EAX-capable sound.

"There are a small number of PC game titles that specifically query the audio device on the system to see if EAX 5 is available before they will attempt to render more than 64 3D simultaneous audio voices," O'Shaughnessy said.

"The new Asus drivers are falsely reporting EAX 5 capabilities in order to get these games to output 3D audio on Asus sound cards. Asus customers are not getting a genuine EAX Advanced HD experience with this driver update," he added.

High-definition sound and environmental effects have become an increasingly important feature for PC gamers, with complaints prompting Creative to release a software fix to remedy the lack of EAX effects in legacy titles on Windows Vista.
So have ASUS have been faking support for EAX in the very same Xonar drivers which they talk about in one of our earlier articles posting their press release for one of their sound cards? (found here.)
Do you consider this false advertising?
Discuss in our forum.
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23-03-2008, 22:01:02


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PNY GF9800GTX PCIE 512MB GDDR3 - £241.92 inc. VAT


Asus GeForce 9800 GTX detailed and pictured

Ten more days and those who don't have a 8800 card can finally think towards upgrading to a GeForce 9 series card as the 9800 GTX is on its way to stores. One manufacturer that surely won't miss the April release is Asus and its very own GeForce 9800 GTX is detailed just below. The card itself is named EN9800GTX/HTDP/512M and it features everything you're expecting including - PCI-Express 2.0, DirectX 10.0 and OpenGL 2.0 support, 512MB of GDDR3 memory and triple-SLI.

Set to have stock clocks, Asus' card has the GPU at 675 MHz, the 128 Stream Processors at 1688 MHz and the memory at 2200 MHz while a factory-overclocked 'TOP' model is likely also in the works but will arrive at a later date (later than April 1st).

Boasting a 256-bit memory interface, Asus' 9800 GTX is basically your stock everything card with the exception of a lovely sticker. The price tag of this GeForce 9800 GTX will be under $350.




23-03-2008, 22:16:28

PP Mguire
Beleive this has already been posted.

24-03-2008, 05:34:43

lol silly price. Already down £20 tho.

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