Date: July 25th, 2003
Article by: Tristan E. Kay (News Poster & Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner & Head Editor)
Product was donated by: Hercules
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· 3 stereo outputs for headphones, 2.1, 4.1 or 5.1 speaker systems
· Dolby Digital™ Home Cinema experience
· Digital music on 5.1 channels
· D audio with Sensaura™ engine included for a realistic gaming experience on up to 5.1 speaker kits
· Great software suite:
- PowerDVD 4.0
- Acid Xpress
- Hercules Media Station
· Microsoft® Windows® and even XP compatible!
· PCI 2.1 Bus
The card comes in a glossy 8 ½ x 15" box that through the front and back, lists off the pros of the card, technical specifications, and ideal setups for surround sound speakers. Included in the box is the card itself, the registration information for PowerDVD and the driver CD + software suite.
The card itself is a deep green color and is average in size. It's nice because it takes up less room then say a beefy video card which is nice. Size matters, and the size of this card is great for someone like me with a window in my computer, making it easier to organize the cables inside.