Along with the TNT chip, the DreamCode has also a Yamaha
sound chip built-in that has got the Sensaura Positional
audio feature, the truth is that I expected much better
sound quality from this thing but I just got dissapointed,
no, it's not THAT bad but I've been using a SB Live! for a
while now and damn it kicks ass...
able to test sound using Sensaura but overall the level of
distortion in sound was a bit high, much more noticeable
than in a SB Live! or a Vortex 2 card. I can say the sound
is just ok, maybe on par with other low cost sound cards.
YAMAHA PCI 32-bit 724/740 Audio.
- PCI Bus
2.1 Master for PCI Audio
with Sensaura 3D Positional Feature
XG capital Wavetable Synthesizer including GM
DirectMusic Hardware Acceleration, & Downloadable
Sound (DLS) Level-1
Sound Blaster Pro compatibility & MPU401 UART mode
DreamCode is an excellent product aimed at the budget
conscious gamer, not the hardcore one specially because of
the lack of upgradability and an AGP slot. In my opinion
Powercolor should consider adding an AGP slot in their
future products, it'd kick ass to have a Voodoo 3 on board
and have the AGP slot available for a future upgrade.
you don't have a lot of money to spend but you want a fast
system for 3D Gaming, you can't go wrong with the Powercolor
GameBoard DreamCode which should be selling for about $189.
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