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    ROG Member Array AStaley PC Specs
    AStaley PC Specs
    MotherboardCrosshair VIII Hero
    ProcessorAMD 3900X
    Memory (part number)F4-3600C16Q-32GTRS
    Graphics Card #1ROG Strix 2080Ti OC
    Sound CardCreative SoundBlaster AE-5
    MonitorROG Swift PG279Q
    Storage #11TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVME
    Storage #22TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVME
    CPU CoolerROG Ryujin 360 AIO
    CaseROG Strix Helios
    Power SupplyROG Thor 850W
    Keyboard Razer Blackwidow
    Mouse Razer BlackAdder
    OS Win10 Pro x64

    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Maximus V Gene Sound Drivers?

    I've just ordered the Maximus V Gene and wanted to check which sound drivers etc I need to download. Do I need the Realtek HD drivers and the SB X-Fi Utility? What is it that this utility does, I presume it's just a control panel?

    Thanks, AStaley.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    A description of the ASUS official website:The SupremeFX III™ onboard audio solution is an 8-channel HD audio equipped with a carefully selected 1500uF capacitor which provides clean, ripple-free audio power and – perfect for enveloping gaming environments. With a metallic EMI cover and special layout design on the PCB, advanced SupremeFX Shielding™ technology isolates analog audio signals from digital sources for exceptional clarity and high fidelity, while a gold-plated jack ensures rich notes reach your ears with minimal distortion.

    A bounty of industry standards are supported, including EAX® 5.0 Advanced HD, Creative® ALchemy and THX® TruStudio™ PRO, so the same great audio experiences found in live performances, films and recording studios are reproduced faithfully right on the PC. When bundled with the Sound Blaster® X-Fi MB2 suite, the SupremeFX III™ is the perfect choice to provide an exceptional gaming experience with realistic sound effects.

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