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The forgotten component - What's up with computer audio? - Benchmarks - Quake 3 Arena

Last month during QuakeCon it became clearly apparent that computer audio has become somewhat of a forgotten component in the computer industry when talking to gamers and listening to companies at the gaming event. We'll present some benchmark numbers of five different sound solutions as well as provide commentary along the way on our thoughts of computer audio solutions and what should be done to improve things using nVidia's SoundStorm APU as an example.

| Editorials in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 6, 2004 4:00 am

Quake III Arena

 

Quake III Arena is a real-world OpenGL benchmark that we have been using here at TweakTown for quite a while now because it has proven itself to be one of the best gaming benchmarks around to compare a wide range of different products. Quake III is getting very old, but is still one of the best ways of testing video and PC systems for any instabilities and best performance.

 

 

Under Q3A with such extreme framerates we see that all the sound solutions are very similar with the Terratec card taking out the lead again.

 

 

 

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