Creative getting picky maybe about geo they are allowed to sell to?
Dunno. Not even sure I'm right about the hardware, because maybe there is some kind of subtlety in the acceleration thing. So don't count me an expert here since lots of "chats with Dell" are saying software
I've read that the Audigy SE, the onboard Audigy option for motherboard makers was a very hush, hush, kind of thing and the features were never the same between manufacturers and never discussed by Creative, so IF, and that's a big IF, it is hardware you are already talking about something that Creative and vendors talk very little about. I'm waiting to see how it sounds. I've got Audigy 2ZS and Xifi to compare it to, so in the end it's framerates, sound, and software recognition that will have to tell the tale. Meanwhile I'll keep an eye on the web to see if more is learned. Perhaps part 2 of the Anandtech review will find more?