Na de overvloed van MX300 reviews een paar week geleden nu nog een late review van Sinisterfluid.com:
Gamers take note, however: it will make deathmatch HARDER, not easier. This due to the fact that sound is now muffled if it passes through walls. The days of hearing things on the other side of the level are over. Distance becomes a lot harder to discern with A3D enabled. So if you're intent on performing perfectly in deathmatch, you'll want to turn off A3D inside of those games that support it. If you're not playing competitively or if you know your opponent is using it too, you're better off leaving it running, though.
On the other hand, Diamond is promising to add support for Creative's EAX technology in an upcoming driver update, so the really cool effects produced by the Sound Blaster Live! will soon be available on this board also. EAX allows sound to be changed according to the environment around it- i.e., a gunshot will sound different if fired in a small metal pipe as opposed to a canyon.
If you already own a card based on the Vortex (1) chipset, this will on evolutionary, not revolutionary, especially considering the few titles that currently utilize A3D 2.0. Hopefully this will change in the next few months as other games are slated to be released with support for it, but in the gaming industry, promises rarely can be believed...