Cobra Aw744L ll vs WF-192XG WaveForce pci cards

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Cobra Aw744L ll vs WF-192XG WaveForce pci cards

Postby shiozaki » 2017-6-19 @ 00:29

Looking to buy a pci card to play around with sb-link/ PC/pc headers.

I've found these for 35$ each and was wondering which would be the better buy, as I know nothing about these cards.
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Re: Cobra Aw744L ll vs WF-192XG WaveForce pci cards

Postby Super_Relay » 2017-6-19 @ 01:13

the yamaha 744 chip on the Aopen card supports 4 channel surround sound in windows games where as the 724 on the waveforce has only stereo support. I know the waveforce has coaxial SPDIF digital out but i am uncertain if the aopen card has that. there may be other differences but those are the ones that came to mind first
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Re: Cobra Aw744L ll vs WF-192XG WaveForce pci cards

Postby gdjacobs » 2017-6-19 @ 01:21

Unlike some other YMF724 cards, the Waveforce doesn't have the option to fit an SPDIF output. The Aopen card has an SPDIF out from the box. Some revisions of the Aopen might require you to solder a pin header for PC/PCI, though.
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Re: Cobra Aw744L ll vs WF-192XG WaveForce pci cards

Postby Super_Relay » 2017-6-19 @ 07:44

gdjacobs wrote:Unlike some other YMF724 cards, the Waveforce doesn't have the option to fit an SPDIF output. The Aopen card has an SPDIF out from the box. Some revisions of the Aopen might require you to solder a pin header for PC/PCI, though.



I stand corrected. i was thinking of an A-trend 724 card i have at home.

my bad
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Re: Cobra Aw744L ll vs WF-192XG WaveForce pci cards

Postby shiozaki » 2017-6-19 @ 15:49

so were leaning towards the aw744l then?
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Re: Cobra Aw744L ll vs WF-192XG WaveForce pci cards

Postby Super_Relay » 2017-6-20 @ 04:08

As much as a Yamaha branded Yamaha card is appealing to me the i would say the extra features of the 744 chip are probably worth it.
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