Philips has once again invaded the PC Audio scene with a new soundcard offering. Earlier this year we took a close look to their Aurilium external soundcard which left us quite impressed. This time around they are bringing us a new internal soundcard based on the VIA Envy24GT chipset which combined with the Sound Agent 2 drivers we tested on the Aurilium, should make for a very solid entrance in the enthusiast market.

The Philips Ultimate Edge has been smartly positioned as a 5.1 soundcard, it shares much of what made the M-Audio Revolution 7.1 a true Audigy competitor, then cut a few dollars from its price tag. If you are into a new soundcard this fall you should seriously take a close look to Philips latest offering.