Santa Cruz by Turtle Beach

By Mudshark ยท 8 replies
Mar 5, 2003
  1. Has anyone heard any negative things about these cards and
    VIA chipsets?
    Cause CompUSA is selling them off for 50 bucks and I want to
    get one but dont want to end up with a white elephant.
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    in point of fact the santa cruz's strongest point is the LACK of compaitability issues with intel , via chipsets or Windows OS's. unlike some other sound cards (creative)which have been plagued with compaitablity issues and need updated drivers every other week to fix bugs.
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Santa Cruz is a pretty old model but nice sound card compared to the newer cards. They have been in the market for quite sometime so its no suprising to see them sold at 50bucks.
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Nope. I've never heard of anyone complaining about incompatibilities with Santa Cruz cards.
  5. vega

    vega TS Enthusiast Posts: 147

    It may be an oldie but in my book, this rates as one of the best soundcards around - I use the english version (videologic sonicfury) which is virtually identical to the american model to such an extent that I use santa cruz's driver!
    I have used it with various via based gigabyte motherboards with no problems so if I were you, I'd snap them up before they vamoose!
  6. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Do be aware there's no further Driver updates for that card too.
  7. Mudshark

    Mudshark TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 101

    Thanks a lot folks... I went and got one at lunch time today.
    I'll install it on the weekend and let you know how it goes.
  8. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

  9. Mudshark

    Mudshark TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 101

    Thanks ISS... I've installed the card and it sounds great.
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