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    ASUS Maximus Hero ROG - Supreme FX Question

    Hello,

    I recently purchased a Asus Maximus Hero which comes on board with the new version of SupremeFX which offers some interesting software such as the Sonic Radar. But what I am wondering is, how does it compare with a Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 which is cheap and old discrete sound card?

    I know that onboard sound usually never comes close to this card, but with all extra work put into the new SupremeFX, I am wondering has the gap been bridged?

    Thanks for your time.

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    too new and too erly to tell enny thing.

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    You're going to have to test it out and let us know please. You're the 1st member to post here with a Max VI board, so please do give us your impressions too

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    Damn. lol. I thought I would have best luck here.

    My mobo won't be here until mid week. Just staring at my shiny 4770k box here...

    I am not all that familiar with sound cards, I may not even be able to tell the difference, but I will try my best

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    Sonic Radar is a sound card through sound localization for certain features to make the game
    So can clearly know where the sound source, and can make the sound switched (example: gunshots, footsteps, or environmental sounds)
    More immersive feeling!!
    for your reference~

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    Ive got the Maximus VI Hero and from my use of it seems no big different really to the quality of sound from my ASRock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z86 Board Supprisingly only difference is maybe slight quality increase and shiny new ROG Realtek Driver. But all in all really happy with my ASUS Board.

    Edit: Just tested it with headphones at full volume and no static !!! Very happy But does EAX work with the supreme fx on the hero because I thought it did but doesnt want to be enabled in games which support it.
    Last edited by Hazorazor; 06-26-2013 at 04:53 AM.

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    Sonic Radar is really bad at filtering ambient noise though. It can't really decipher between footsteps etc. It's almost useless imo unless I'm missing some setting or something.

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    Been a while since I posted this, but I just wanted to say I was pleased with the stock sound card and never bothered to try the Asus Xonar DGX 5.1.

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    Cheers Wesker thanks for reporting back mate.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    I used to have a Creative X-Fi Titanium card in my old setup. I didn't install it in my new rig and I am currently using the integrated SupremeFX audio. The only different that I feel is that now I have to increase the speaker volume a little bit more to get the same audio output as before. Other than that, I'm not missing the old audio card. However, I'm no audiophile. Maybe others will feel a difference. The drivers have been very stable so far.

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