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Creative Sound Blaster Z Sound Card @ techPowerUp

Posted By: Dennis - Source: Email
Published: Friday, February 01, 2013

You don't see many discrete sound cards anymore and my once hardcore belief that you needed one died some time ago.  (about the time auzentech stopped targeting hardware sites with their awesome sound cards.)

Creative is still in the game and has really gone to great lengths to showcase their next generation.

Creative's long awaited new line of sound cards is here. Today, we take a thorough look at the new entry-level model called "Sound Blaster Z". The sound card comes equipped with the new Sound Core processor and Creative even bundles it with a decent microphone.

I like the shell and window cover on this card.  Not only is it read but the whole thing is also backlit!

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