3D Soundsurge heeft een artikel gepost met Winbench99 audio benchmarks van o.a. de Soundblaster Live!, Diamond MX300 en Yamaha Waveforce:
When it comes to the 3D sound performance it's clear that the MX300, Live, and Aztec's 368DSP all have such low CPU utilization that you shouldn't base your buying decision on these scores. The 4DWave-DX also got such low CPU utilization that it shouldn't be an issue unless you have a real slow CPU or framerates is king for you. For the Monstersound and WaveForce you will probably notice a slight performance decrease but more importantly you will, as mentioned above, have a less compelling sound experience in several games. The MX300's lack of more than 16 3D streams when using 4 speakers may be an issue in future games but I never noticed that 32 3D streams been important in any games that are currently available.
3D Soundsurge heeft ook Half-Life benchmarks.