Category: Sound and Multimedia
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.29MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.12.01.0639 / 15 Jul 2002
The CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device is a sound card that comes with a plug and play feature. This means, it allows easier installation. This device comes with three PCI expansion slots. It has an on board IDE support that can support up to four IDE devices. The device supports the Aureal A3DR interface and the Microsoft direct sound 3D. The audio device complies with the PCI standards. PCI audio chips were first used in 1996. These chips can either be integrated on the motherboard or fitted onto a computer’s PCI expansion slots. Since then, PCI expansion cards were used to enhance gaming features as well as video and audio quality. A PCI bus can support a data transfer rate of up to 132 Mbps in theory. These cards offer better performance and can be used for processing 3D positional streams and in mixing multiple audio streams.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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Audio cards or sound cards, such as the CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device are used to render audio output from computers. These cards converts analog audio into digital sound enabling the computer to process the data received. Computers operate with digital data. In order to play any audio input, the data must first be converted into digital form. The sound card then converts the data back into analog audio as audio output - such is the function of the sound card. The CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device driver comes in a software package that is 2.29MB in size. This package supports the following operating systems: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows NT. The latest version of the driver is version 5.12.01.0639. It is recommended that the latest version of the driver be used in order to ensure that the device works at its full capacity. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device errors before installing any driver updates.