ASUS Unveils the Xonar DG Gaming Sound Card

August 24, 2010 // 1:20 p.m.

Optimized for Gaming Action through Precision Audio



The Xonar DG sound card combines Dolby Headphone 5.1 high definition surround with ASUS’ own GX 2.5 gaming audio engine and an on-board headset amplifier. The result is accurate and deep audio that brings every nuance and sound across fully, making the new Xonar DG an ideal sound card for gamers who want to remain totally aware of their play environments.



The Xonar Advantage for Gaming and Multimedia

The new Xonar DG sound card joins the existing Xonar range, which includes cutting-edge audio products for PCs such as the Xonar Xense and Xonar Essence, all of which have been tailored towards gaming and multimedia sound with built-in dedicated headphone amplifiers. The emphasis with Xonar sound cards has been to ensure truly immersive, precise audio reproduction in games and movies, making interactive and multimedia experiences more enjoyable.



Standard sound cards offer compromised audio when heard through headphones, resulting in muddy and underpowered reproduction. The new Xonar DG resolves this and other issues with headphone-dedicated amplification. The card has been designed from the ground up to cater to PC gamers who prefer to get sound through personal audio.



Realistic Acoustics

Accurate positioning through surround sound can make a huge difference for gamers, especially in first person shooters. Sound cues are often the only means by which players can pinpoint the location of opponents in a play arena, and so a quality sound card that brings out every rustle, footstep or thump can prove pivotal in gaining a tactical advantage.



The Xonar DG has been designed and built to give gamers the audio edge over the competition and to enhance the user experience.



Ideal for Entertainment Center PCs

The Xonar DG comes in a low profile presentation with a low profile bracket. Therefore, in addition to its role as a gaming sound card, it easily integrates into compact home theater PC configurations that use smaller, space-saving cases.



The powerful amplification of the card comes into play beyond games, rendering movie audio in great detail with lively and impressive reproduction. The same traits hold true for music, making the Xonar DG an excellent all-round multimedia choice. This is bolstered by the card’s auto-detection flexibility, as it switches instantly between front and rear panel audio, depending on where headphones are connected.



Specifications

Output signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)


105dB for 5.1 channels

Output total harmonic distortion + noise at 1KHz (A-weighted)


0.0025% (-92dB) for 5.1 channels

Headphone impedance


Optimized for 32-150Ω

Driver features

Dolby® Headphone


Dolby Headphone technology allows users to listen to music, watch movies, or play games with dramatic 5.1-channel surround and realistic 3D spacious effects through any stereo headphones

DirectSound3D Game Extensions 2.5 (DS3D GX 2.5)/DirectX


DS3D GX 2.5 supports EAX gaming sound effects and DirectSound 3D hardware enhanced functions in Genuine Windows Vista/Genuine Windows 7 (DirectX/DirectSound 3D-compatible)

Front-panel audio header


Supports headphone jack-detection to automatically switch audio output between the front and back panels

Accessories

Bracket


Low profile

Product specifications and features may change without prior notice. Please check www.asus.com from further details.


About ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion.
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