"[Sound Research] software is far and away the most exhaustive we’ve seen for onboard audio…This new audio technology... has the best audio quality this side of an Audigy 2 ZS. Relatively low CPU overhead and being embedded will ensure that many gamers will have no need to go purchase an additional sound card. Quite frankly, unless there are specific tools available on an add-in sound card you need, we really can’t see why anyone would go buy a sound card after hearing how good this one sounds."