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ASUS Launches Xonar DGX 5.1 and Xonar DSX 7.1 PCIe Audio Cards

ASUS Launches Xonar DGX 5.1 and Xonar DSX 7.1 PCIe Audio Cards

ASUS reveals its Xonar DGX 5.1 and Xonar DSX 7.1 PCI Express Audio Cards.

The Xonar DGX 5.1 features a headphone amplifier with Dolby Headphone for better sound positioning in games, while the Xonar DSX 7.1 delivers DTS audio processing. Engineered for gaming, movie watching, and HTPCs, they both offer the ASUS GX 2.5 gaming audio engine and compatibility with the latest EAX version, bringing superior performance compared to integrated motherboard audio.

Read on for the full press release.


The latest audio standards and a dedicated headphone amplifier augment PC gaming with powerfully precise surround sound

Singapore ― new ASUS Xonar DGX 5.1 and Xonar DSX 7.1 audio cards bring PCI Express versions of hit audio cards Xonar DG 5.1 and Xonar DS 7.1. The ASUS Xonar range continues to deliver enhanced sound with more product choices now available to consumers. The Xonar DGX 5.1 features a headphone amplifier with Dolby Headphone for better sound positioning in games, while the Xonar DSX 7.1 delivers DTS audio processing. Both offer the ASUS GX 2.5 gaming audio engine and compatibility with the latest EAX version, resulting in far superior quality to that furnished by integrated motherboard audio. The new cards are tailor-made for gaming, movie watching, and home theater PCs in all applications that call for the finest sound performance.

Enveloping game audio improves play

The dedicated ASUS Xonar team continues to research new ways to enhance PC gaming sound, with the two recent arrivals to the Xonar range using several key technologies. Both cards utilize the exclusive ASUS GX 2.5 gaming audio engine, which offers high fidelity sound processing and full compatibility with the latest version of EAX. The built-in headphone amplifier on the Xonar DGX 5.1 has been specifically designed to boost the quality of personal audio by highlighting in-game sound details, aided by 5.1-channel Dolby Headphone sound enhancement. It uses three modes to cater to different usage scenarios: voice, pro-gaming, and exciter mode (for powerful bass output). Sound positioning helps gamers become better informed of environments and thus more competitive, especially in multiplayer first person shooters.

Premium multimedia sound

The 7.1-channel Xonar DSX 7.1 outputs greater clarity with 107dB SNR and makes better use of the GX 2.5 engine to power up sound precision as well as compatibility with the latest EAX format. The card ships with DTS Connect, which includes DTS Neo X and DTS Interactive technologies, to afford easier setup of extensive home entertainment systems, while ensuring utmost living room sound quality for a better and more cinematic experience. For Blu-ray playback, the full potential of the storage medium becomes accessible through high resolution 192KHz 24-bit audio. Additionally, more DIY-minded users are sure to appreciate swappable operational amplifiers, which allow for easier modification of sound characteristics, based on individual acoustic preferences.

Award-winning focus on sound

The ASUS Xonar range continues adding new developments in PC hi-fi audio, offering consumers the purest sound available for home computing and gaming. The efforts of the ASUS Xonar team of audio professionals have garnered some 310 global accolades over the course of the last four years, including three highly coveted CES Innovations Awards, signifying considerable success in the pursuit of better sound for audiophiles, gamers, and music enthusiasts.

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