Category: Sound and Multimedia
Manufacturer: Creative Technology Ltd.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 37.9 MB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.18.0010 / 08 Apr 2009
The Sound Blaster Audigy is an audio product line which is installed in the vacant PCI slot on the computer motherboard of the host machine. This particular hardware component makes use of the EMU10K2 audio DSP controller in order to provide adequate sound reproduction for the host computer system. Subsequently this particular audio product line was introduced using the Universal Serial Bus interface port for better and faster data transmission. Similar to the function of the graphics processing card the Sound Blaster Audigy is used as a dedicated hardware component for the processing of all audio related data that is handled by the host machine. This is made possible by providing the interface to the audio controller chipset which is similar to the graphics processor on video cards. In the same fashion these dedicated expansion cards are designed to lessen the load of the main processor so that more system critical processes can be handled simultaneously resulting in an overall increase in processing speed.
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
One of the main roles of the device driver for the Sound Blaster Audigy is that it provides the communication interface layer between audio related hardware components. Essentially in a computer system these would involve the audio card and the speaker system connected to its output ports. This particular audio card is capable of supporting a number of speaker system configurations. Aside from the communication interface between the associated hardware components the device driver is likewise responsible for providing a similar interface to the software components involved in the sound reproduction process. In this context it would be the communication layer between the audio card and the protocols of the underlying operating system concerned with sound reproduction. The device driver also provides other software applications with the necessary control to tap into the feature sets of the audio card. The device driver provides the computer user with the means of dictating the behavior of the Sound Blaster Audigy at runtime via a control panel applet. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Sound Blaster Audigy errors before installing any driver updates.