CMI8738-based PCIe sound card

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CMI8738-based PCIe sound card

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I was just perusing the AmigaOS sound card HCL, and noticed that there was at least one instance of a CMI8738-based sound card with a PCIe bridge in front of it. Super cheap on eBay, $11 from a seller in china (shipped) http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-PCI-Express ... 27e9a308c3 or $15 from at least one US-based seller (see http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCI-Express-PCI ... 540e8de8ad

Has anyone ever tried this card with OS4 on an X1000, by chance?

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Is there an advantage to using this over the built in sound of the X1000?

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Certainly there is. Without it, the PCI-e bus connector is likely to be left open, gathering dust and corrosion on the contacts.
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aperezbios wrote:Has anyone ever tried this card with OS4 on an X1000, by chance?
I think the temporary sound card that came with my X1000 was CMI8738-based. It had a click when a sound started playing or a tiny bit of the beginning of a sound was cut. I replaced it with a SoundBlaster card that eliminated the problem and had better fidelity. It is also the same chip that was built into my µA1 and had a click until the driver was updated. I don't know if the specific card you mentioned works in an X1000 but I suppose you can't go wrong for $11. My SoundBlaster cost $8 and was one of the soundest investments I've ever made :-)
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tonyw wrote:Certainly there is. Without it, the PCI-e bus connector is likely to be left open, gathering dust and corrosion on the contacts.
Then fill it with a Sil3114 and hang a large drive off it for backups. I thought the onboard sound was quite good myself. I also filled a slot with a USB 3.0 card for use in Ubuntu.

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