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SB Audigy Player vs. TerraTec SiXPack 5.1+ in the test: the eternal best still ahead?

SB Audigy Player vs. TerraTec SiXPack 5.1+ in the test: the eternal best still ahead?

Test system

Where else state-of-the-art systems are needed, we have this time a somewhat older system was chosen, in which the processor clearly sets the (slow) speed, so that the CPU load should be particularly noticeable through the calculation of the sound effects. At this point, many thanks again to Creative Technology and TerraTec, who provided the heart of the test system and thus this article with the sound cards and the speaker system.

The test system

  • Processor
    • Intel Pentium II @ 448MHz
  • Motherboard
    • Gigabyte GA-6BXE
  • RAM
    • 2x 128MB PC100 SDRAM
  • Graphics chip
    • Nvidia GeForce 256
  • Soundcards
    • Creative Soundblaster Audigy Player
    • Terratec SoundSystem SiXPack 5.1+
  • Speakers
    • Creative Inspire 5.1 5300
  • Peripherals
    • Quantum Fireball EX6.4A
    • AOpen CD-RW CRW2440
    • ASUS CD-S400
    • NetgearFA-311
  • Software
    • Windows 2000 Professional - Service Pack 2
    • DirectX 8.1

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