Yeah, misread a bit of that... Still, the point is that EAX 5 effects are able to be simulated on ASUS cards by intercepting the EAX calls and interpreting them as something the card can understand. Hows that any different then Alchemy? Plus, you don't need to worry about weather Alchemy supports said game... EAX was a necessity only when sound processing had fallen flat on its face. Even my aged Razer Barracuda can handle 128 voices per channel, so it isn't like EAX5 is even that decent a spec anymore. Heck, I know a few games (CoH) that use 128 voices without having to resort to a third party spec like EAX. It served its purpose, but now EAX does is monopolize the market.