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Old March 21, 2007, 11:00 AM
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Default Razer tackles soundcards

Razer is going to use it's street cred earned from producing quality gaming mice to launch a new gaming soundcard into a field dominated by the Creative X-FI cards. Here's a look at the card from hardwarezone.

"Coming from a company whose forte is input technology rather than sound, the Razer Barracuda AC-1 is impressive to say the least. Though our tests proved its competence where games were concerned, the fact that it did not have native multi-channel audio support programmed specifically by game developers meant it was always going to be hard recommending the Razer Barracuda AC-1 to hardcore gamers. Razer still has a lot of catching up to do in an area that's still dominated by Creative Technologies.

It's a different story altogether for those looking for great surround sound for movies and music. Having proven its surround technologies, the US$199.99 Razer Barracuda AC-1 is a great audio solution for HTPCs. Our one gripe is that it doesn’t have a coaxial connection directly on the soundcard for connecting newer graphics card with a HDMI connection with audio by-pass connector. Also, the Barracuda AC-1 has no OpenAL support, further limiting its ability to impress. "


Here's an Image (graphics kinda remind me of an 80's rollertech)
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