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    ROG Enthusiast Array Karl-Johan PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 - 15" | Ryzen 5 | 8GB | 256GB
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    ProcessorAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 4,2GHz 128MB
    Memory (part number)G.Skill 64GB (8x16GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL16
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 ULTRA
    Sound CardDenon PMA-60 AMP
    MonitorASUS ProArt PA32UCX-K
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    Essence STX II 7.1? Is this card dead ASUS????

    It's been over a year since it's release and not a single driver/software update.

    WHEN THE HELL IS ASUS GONNA GET OFF THEIR FAT ASSES AND RELEASE A DRIVER?????????????????

    I went from the first STX card that was abandoned when Windows 8.1 came out and now they are doing it again?

    Lucky for me my card is working fine but this is not okay it's a premium card and I expect updates. Seriously come on....


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    Oh, i thought they'd be supporting their new flagship better than that. Anyway, any hopes of support are dead now that asus announced their new strix lineup...

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    mm this card has been out for 3 years now man, but the drivers are still bugy

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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array Dicehunter PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII X570
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    Quote Originally Posted by haloharry97 View Post
    mm this card has been out for 3 years now man, but the drivers are still bugy
    You'rte mistaken dude, The STX 2 came out in March 2014, The STX 1 however came out 3 years ago.





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    ASUS you want people to stop buying your products? Because this is how you get people to stop buying ASUS !

    Good thing that on GPUs and MB Nvidia/AMD/Intel/realtek etc provides the drivers and not ASUS ...
    i7-4790k + Corsair H80i | Asus Maximus VII Ranger | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 | Sapphire R9-290 OC Vapor-X 4GB | Asus Xonar Phoebus + Audio Technica M50 | 1xSSD Corsair 120 GB | 4x1 TB Seagate HDD | Corsair CX750M | Corsair Carbide 300R | Razer Taipan + Logitech G11 | Windows 10 64bit

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    https://www.asus.com/Essence_HiFi_Au...Desk_Download/

    I see a Beta driver from 6/30/2015. Good luck!

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    ROG Enthusiast Array Karl-Johan PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 - 15" | Ryzen 5 | 8GB | 256GB
    MotherboardASUS ROG ZENITH II Extreme
    ProcessorAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 4,2GHz 128MB
    Memory (part number)G.Skill 64GB (8x16GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL16
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    Sound CardDenon PMA-60 AMP
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    Driver version still the same so nothing new here... What a surprise.

    My new Soundblaster X7 is @ my postoffice just waiting.

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array oG kill3r PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl-Johan View Post
    Driver version still the same so nothing new here... What a surprise.

    My new Soundblaster X7 is @ my postoffice just waiting.
    Let me know how you like the X7 ? I'm thinking about getting it if Asus doesn't release a windows 10 driver soon for the Xonar Phoebus

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    ROG Enthusiast Array Karl-Johan PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 - 15" | Ryzen 5 | 8GB | 256GB
    MotherboardASUS ROG ZENITH II Extreme
    ProcessorAMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 4,2GHz 128MB
    Memory (part number)G.Skill 64GB (8x16GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL16
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 ULTRA
    Sound CardDenon PMA-60 AMP
    MonitorASUS ProArt PA32UCX-K
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    Quote Originally Posted by oG kill3r View Post
    Let me know how you like the X7 ? I'm thinking about getting it if Asus doesn't release a windows 10 driver soon for the Xonar Phoebus
    Love my X7, it's so much better in every way! Works just great in Windows 10 with Win 8.1 drivers.

    Never buying an Asus soundcard again, still the same old beta driver now for Windows 10 it's just mindblowing how horrible their support is and keep in mind that STX II is a "premium" card.-
    Last edited by Karl-Johan; 08-10-2015 at 08:56 AM.

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array Vlada011 PC Specs
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    If cards work OK what you expect... New skin for manager?
    New options without reason, for anything new probably need and different hardware...
    They should only to give drivers for Windows 8 and Windows 10, but just like that update .... For some issue or not?

    I have Sound Blaster Z and it's very good sound, CREATIVE make good sound cards but I tried today onboard on R5E SupremeFX2014..Not only on 5 min, I carefully listen applications and games and music I usually listen and I must say Creative Sound Blaster Z is better, but ... I mean have more defined and clear effects mostly visible when you listen voice or some music classic music... But SupremeFX 2014 is fantastic onboard card, strong, gaming effects are amazing, real gaming card, even I hear much louder rear left and right speakers than with Sound Blaster Z, with SBZ I need to tune them or I don't hear them almost and center is much stronger...
    On SupremeFX is better sound is on all speakers strong. Yes definitely is SBZ better but for very little.
    For some 100$ speakers is enough and very good onboard SupremeFX...
    Even music is not much better on SBZ but you definitely hear better sound effect...

    I must find someone with Phoebus to try in my computer and compare if card is better than SBZ I could sell my and to buy Solo version only for about 100-110e...
    Last edited by Vlada011; 08-27-2015 at 11:53 PM.


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