Today VIA Tech announced its Envy24PT Audio Controller bringing 8 channel support to the motherboard and entry-level soundcard market. Expect this sound chip to be featured on future motherboards in the New Year, as an alternative to current onboard sound chips already in circulation.
For the last two years, VIA has been developing high-end audio solutions to meet the growing demands of increasingly entertainment centric PCs. The VIA Envy24PT is the latest addition to VIA's Envy line of Audio Controllers supporting up to 24-bit resolutions and 96kHz sample rates for an enhanced listening experience. Enabling 8-channel outputs, the VIA Envy24PT can support the latest DVD-Video Dolby Digital EX® and DTS ES® soundtracks for enhanced flyover effects, as well as having 4 simultaneous inbound channels. Like all Envy24 controllers, the VIA Envy24PT is designed to pass audio as cleanly and clearly as possible, bit-for-bit accurate.More information in our New Products Forum