First post, by Almoststew1990
I had a look for a general PCI sound card thread (and I am sure there is one) but I couldn't find it sorry.
First off, I have an AWE32 and SB2.0 but I still want a PCI sound card for faffing around on a Windows 98 Pentium 4 system and I find them weirdly interesting. Secondly, I have a Sound Blaster Live! SB0100 and it's... well, it's Sound Blaster Live (I actually quite like them in DOS). I have a fairly early S478 board with a SIS chipset and the SBL works fine without DMA issues.
I'm after improved FM synthesis but want to have some Sound Blaster support (even if it is just SB Pro). My shortlist of replacement cards:
Fortmedia SP-801 with the 801-AU chip. Brilliant FM synthesis but I don't know if it is Sound Blaster compatible at all?
APAC Phantom 806 (another FM801-AU card)
Genica ASP003 (ALS4000 chip)
PCI ESS Allegro (ES1989S)
Yamaha 724 XG YMF724F-V. Real OPL but is this Sound Blaster compatible?
M-AUDIO REVO 5.1 with VIA Envy 24-GT (VT1722). Not sure about DOS support on this one.
Crystal CS481-CM "Software Emulation of Sound Blaster Pro in Windows Dos Box Environment" unless anyone knows any better?
VIA ICEnsemble Tremor VT1723 - can't find much on this card.
An unidentified Fortmedia card: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORTEMEDIA-PCI-Sou … rd/153493611173 Doesn't look like the chip says FM801-AU on it though.
What would you choose?
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