Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Cmedia (CMI)
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 1.3M
Operating System: Windows 2000/2003/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.04 / April 14th 2009
This sound card comes with a CPU Plug and Play feature for faster and easier CPU installation on any PC. Its on board Memory provides 3 DIMMs for SDRAM memory modules. It comes with up to 3 PCI and 1 ISA expansions slots. It's on board IDE support 4 IDE devices maximum and also PIO, PCI bus master and ultra DMA/33/66 operation modes. The power supply provides ATX power connectors and features ATX power it also supports Chip away virus to ensure the entire boot process is virus free and thus no installation or configuration worries. Its Stereo Mixer supports analog mixing from CD Audio, Line-In and digital mixing from voice, FM/Wave-Table and digital CD-Audio. It on board Multi- I/O and peripheral interface includes 1 floppy port with 1 MB/s transferring rate, 2 serial ports with 16550 compatible with fast UART and 2 USB ports- PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
This CMI8338-C3DX sound card is HRTF based 3D extension positional audio and supports Microsoft direct sound 3D and as well as Aureal A3DR interface. It can also support the rear speakers with its positional audio in 4 CH speaker modes. Its legacy audio compatible as well as DLS based wave table music synthesizer which supports direct music. Its professional digital audio interface supports 24 bits SPDIF IN and OUT. The game port allows being 16-bit duplex. The sound card has an inbuilt MPU-401 port with a 32 bit PCI bus master and a single chip design, +5V and 100 pins QFP. Its on board 64-bit 3D VGA supports AGP VER 1.0 specification and 66/133 MHz. this gives it a higher performance. Its dimensions are a micro ATX form factor; 24.5 cm (L) x 19 cm (W).It also gives the computer a maximum 8MB buffer share from the system memory. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CMI8338/C3DX PCI Audio Device errors before installing any driver updates.