Tech Junkie schreef een review van de Videologic SonicVortex II, een geluidskaart met Vortex II chipset en optische S/PDIF uitgang. Het design van de kaart is identiek aan de Xitel Storm Platinum, beide zijn gebaseerd op het SuperQuad reference design van Aureal.
The A3D demos that come with the drivers are very impressive. Move behind a wall and you can hear the sound effects coming from behind the wall being occluded. But how does it handle in actual games? We tested the SonicVortex2 with Quake 3 Arena, which supports A3D 2.0. Quake 3 Arena already has some level of '3D sound' (more like stereo) built into the engine which makes it possible to hear directional sound effects. With A3D turned on, we found a huge drop in frame rate, but were able to hear gunfire being occluded behind corners. The drop in frame rate was quite substantial. The benchmarks tell us that with A3D turned on, rates drop by as much as 32%!
Lees mijn Xitel Storm Platinum review voor meer info over Vortex II geluidskaarten.