DOS Sound Blaster compatibility: PCI sound cards vs. PCI chipsets
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YamahaTridentCreativeCreativeAvance LogicESSPhilipsForté MediaAurealAurealC-MediaCirrus Logic
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YMF7444DWave-NX
Audigy 2 ZS CA0102
ES1370/CT5507ALS4000ES1938/Solo-1PSC706FM801-AUAU8820AU8830CMI8738/PCICrystal 4630
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Modes
DDMA, PC/PCI,
DSDMA (TSR)
DDMA, PC/PCI,
DMAS
TSRTSR
DDMA, WBDMA,
WSDMA
DDMA, PC/PCI,
TDMA, WBDMA
DDMA
DDMA, WBDMA?,
(PC/PCI)
TSRTSRUnknown
DDMA, CCLS,
CCLX, (PC/PCI)
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Sound BlasterSB PRO, SBSB16, SBPRO, SBSB 16SB PROSB16, SBPRO, SBSB PROSB PRO?SB PROSB PROSB PRO
SB PRO, (SB16 on older revisions)
SB PRO
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OPL3FMEmulationEmulationEmulationFMFMEmulationFMEmulationEmulationFMFM, bad
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Internal wavetable
noyesyesyesnonoyesnonononono
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KT133E+686BDDMA (mod)DDMA
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KT266A+VT8233TSR (DSDMA)DMAS?TSR (APINIT)DDMA LT IRQTDMALegacy mode 1TSR (AU30DOS)
PCM only in some games
CCLS, CCLX
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P4M900+VT8237S
DMASDDMA LT IRQTDMA
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440LXWBDMA16
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440BXPC/PCI (ISA IRQ)DDMA, PC/PCIDDMADDMADDMADDMA
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i810+ICH(1)PC/PCIPC/PCIPC/PCILegacy mode 2
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i875/i865+ICH5noTSR (SBINIT)
TDMA, PCM only in some games
Legacy mode 2
PCM only in some games
CCLS, CCLX
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P965+ICH8TSR (DSDMA)no FX (any modes)TSR (ASP4DOS)
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X58+ICH10TSR (DSDMA)no FX (TDMA)TSR (ASP4DOS)TSR (AU30DOS)
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P67+IT8892ETSR (DSDMA)
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SiS 630TDDMAno FX (DDMA)Legacy mode 2
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SiS 645DX+962UA
DDMA (mod)noTSR (APINIT)DDMAno FX (DDMA)no FX, unstableLegacy mode 2CCLX
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SiS 755FX+964Lno FX (DDMA)no (DDMA)Legacy mode 2
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SiS 671DX+968TSR (DSDMA)TSR (APINIT)WBDMAno FX (TDMA)no FX, unstableLegacy mode 2
PCM only in some games
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Acer M1543+M1531
no FX (DDMA)DDMADDMA LT IRQno FX (ALI DDMA)
Legacy mode 1, DDMA
PCM only in some games
DDMA
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ULi M1695+M1567
no FX (SBINIT)no FX (APINIT)WBDMA LT IRQno (TDMA)noLegacy mode 1/2TSR (ASP4DOS)no FX
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nForce4 UltraTSR (DSDMA)
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HIMEM-no--nononononono
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EMM386DSDMAnoyesyesnononononono
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Rev. stereoyesnoyesnonono
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Pro mixeryesno
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Doom stereononononoyesyesyesyes
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Fast crackyesnonononoyesno
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DOS ext. MIDIyesnononoyesyesyesyesyesyesyesno
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Other
MIDI and FM
requires TSR
Use AUDIGY12.EXE
MT32 IM
Soundscape
MT32 IM
ESS AudiodriveDOS SPDIF
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PCI I/O supportSB, FM, MPU-401SB, (MPU-401)FM, MPU-401
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