VOGONS


First post, by melbar

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Have 6 ISA soundcards with these sound chip's.

  • - Avance ALS100+
    - Avance ALS007
    - ESS ES688
    - OPTi 928 + Crystal 4248
    - OPTi 929 + AD1846
    - AZT2316R + Crystal 4231

It would be interesting for me to know the correct release time of these cards / or these sound chip's.
Maybe somebody here has more information about that...

Reply 1 of 2, by elod

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The info should be right on the cards in the form of a datecode.
The AZT2316R is supposed to be nice, the ALS100+ is the latest of all, it's even found integrated on some late Socket 7 mainboards.

Reply 2 of 2, by jesolo

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Apart from the revision and date codes, many sound cards also has an FCC ID.
You can then do a search on their database to obtain a date.
It's not necessarily a release date, but gives you an idea when the sound card was registered with the FCC.