This comes with my board and other high-end Asus boards and I have to admit: this thing puts out pretty decent sound. It was very frustrating at first; but, when I finally figured out how to configure everthing; this is the best sound to ever come bundled with a MB! Once I discovered how to get the Coax/Digital working - it was great! This is not your everyday 'onboard sound'. I played Farcry and the surround was very impressive; which makes the price of this board look very good. :bigsmile: Underwater, I could distinctly hear the bubbles, breathing, helicopters (more than one) overhead - and this is only with one good ear. I was going to reinstall my Audigy 4 SE; but now, I don't feel the need to. :banana: Is anyone else liking this card?