Gamefan heeft een review gepost van de Aureal v4.06.2048 Vortex II drivers, waarmee de Vortex II bezitters naast ondersteuning voor A3D3.0 eindelijk de langverwachte EAX1.0 support krijgen:
It's nice that these drivers support some games using EAX 1.0, but the support isn't without a few bugs (Drakan is one large bug), and it's not going to make A3D any less impressive. I'd rather have A3D in Half-Life for sure, but the support was a nice addition to Alien Vs Predator. The other new feature accessible without specific A3D coding in games is the A3D 3.0 reverb engine, and it sounds simply wonderful. When games fully support A3D 3.0 with full coded support, we should see an efficient A3D with easier developer support, MP3 support and Dolby Digital support.
EAX support's a nice feature to cover the potential fear of the awesome game that only supports EAX--but that doesn't guarantee support from these drivers, either. However, I'm pretty confident that Aureal will make the EAX support work for any of the big EAX-only games that already have (or might still) come out just to keep its competitive edge. All that aside: The bottom line is that limited EAX support and the fabulous A3D 3.0 are merely two more reasons that make the Vortex2 chipset-based sound cards so ideal for gamers.