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    Soundstorm is gone forever

    We can today reveal that in a briefing with NVIDIA we have been informed that Soundstorm, the popular NVIDIA sound technology is dead. This has been confirmed to us whilst talking about the NVIDIA nForce 4 SLi (P4 Edition).
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    Soundstorm was fantastic on my old nforce2 based Abit NF7-S. The digital output was excellent and the performance of the actual audio was superb compared to other "onboard" sound solutions. I hope nvidia are releasing it as a seperate card as the soundstorm was just as good, if not better than my audigy card but it didn't take over the registry and system like the audigy did with its drivers and software.

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    Wonder if they plan to license Intels audio across all the platforms?

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    One of the reasons I bought (and payed a bit extra for) my mobo was soundstorm. It also made economical sense in that I don't have to buy another (inferior) soundcard.

    But hey what does the customer know about anything.

    Can Hexus produce a "crying my eyes out" or "R.I.P" smiley for this occasion. blub blub.
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    Outrageous

    I am not happy with this situation at all. I mean I bought an SN45 was because of Soundstorm and the ability to have Dolby Digital.

    What now, there is no other solution that can encode Dolby Digital, and I mean this sound rocks. I have tried EAX and A3D and various others but none of them compare to having the real deal !

    I was very disappointed they never released an updated version with the newer chipsets, and all hopes were on NFORCE4 or the next one.

    I mean ok there are not too many games that support Dolby Digital encoding but UT2004 is quite simply awesome with it.

    COME ON NVIDIA DON'T LET YOUR CONSUMERS DOWN WE LOVED SOUNDSTORM WE WANT IT BACK IF NOT A BETTER SOLUTION

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    I don't think you guys understand - it is not really NVIDIA driving the market here, they have to have a viable solution which people will pay for - and the motherboard manufacturers will not pay NVIDIA for the extra cost of the chip.

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    soundstorm really is the dogs in my opinion, ditched my hercules game theatre XP for it :/

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    I suspect we will see some sort of addin card solution from NVIDIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    I suspect we will see some sort of addin card solution from NVIDIA.
    That would make perfect sence - if the board manufacturers dont pay NVidia any extra for the soundstorm chip, why should they put out their expense to give us better sound ? Ok...as a consumer obviously the more for your money is better, but without the additional costs of the chip, and the dolby liscence, or whatever they need they will save money and hopefully pass the savings onto the consumers.

    So thats cheaper boards, better for the normal Pc Joe who doesnt need dazzling audio, and for us enthusiants? If there is an addin card ? Then everyones happy.
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    The other angle I guess is do NVIDIA need to do it? WIll they sell many? I am talking milions not a few tens of thousands...

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    It must be said - the onboard sound on my A8N SLI Deluxe does a job fine. However I'm no audiophile, and never will be. I think that's the big thing - most people really aren't that bothered about some of the high spec stuff. They want surround sound support, good performance, good sound and good control software... that'll do them nicely.
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    well that sucks - I was holding off upgrading my A7N8X-D until the next batch of SoundStorm boards came out! Looks like I'm stuck at AMD 2100+ forever

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