Why is it that consumer sound cards SUCK now? Why in the world aren't we using the data from the map or "world" to render realistic sounds in full 3D? Why aren't sound cards things with a 400mhz APU, 128mb of DDR ram, and a big heatsink and fan by now? Make the CPU do something that should be offloaded? Why can't I get a decent built-in sound chip on a laptop, like Nvidia's SoundStorm APU or the Audigy2? Why does no one care at all about audio, which is such a large part of the computer entertainment experience? I think audio chipset developers need to pick up the slack and deliver something good. Nvidia had the right idea with the SoundStorm but it's sadly discontinued.
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9/11/04 at 11:18pm