DOS Sound Blaster compatibility: PCI sound cards vs. PCI chipsets
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YamahaTridentCreativeEnsoniq/CreativeEnsoniq/CreativeCreativeCreativeCreativeAvance LogicAvance LogicESSVLSI/PhilipsPhilipsForté MediaForté MediaAurealAurealC-MediaCrystalS3OPTi/EctivaRockwellXwave/AdMOSAZFINICEnsemble/VIA
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YMF744 (YMF724)
4DWave-NXEMU8008ES1370/CT5507
ES1371/ES1373/CT5880
EV1938EMU10K"EMU10K2(.5)"ALS4000ALS300ES1938SAA7780SAA7785 FM801-A1FM801-AUAU8820AU8830CMI8738/PCI
CS4630 (CS4614)
Sonic Vibes82C935/EV1935RACC010QS3000AAZF3328ICE1712
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AWE64DLive! seriesAudigy seriesSolo-1Thunderbird Q3D
Thunderbird Avenger
VortexVortex 2
CrystalClear SoundFusion
MachOneRipTideAztech PCI 168Vinyl Envy24
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Modes
DDMA, PC/PCI,
DSDMA (TSR)
DDMA, PC/PCI,
DMAS
PC/PCITSR (APINIT)TSR (APINIT/SBINIT)None?TSR (SBINIT)
DDMA, WBDMA,
WSDMA
DDMA, PC/PCI,
TDMA, WBDMA
DDMA
DDMA, WBDMA?,
(PC/PCI)
TSR (ASP4DOS)TSR (AU30DOS)Unknown
DDMA, CCLS,
CCLX, (PC/PCI)
DDMA, VM (TSR)DDMA??, PC/PCINone?DDMA, ?
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Sound BlasterSB PRO, SBSB16, SBPRO, SBSB PROSB16, SB PROSB16SB16, SBPRO, SBSB PROSB PRO?SB PROSB PROSB PRO
SB PRO, (SB16 on older revisions)
SB PROSB PROSB PROSB PRO
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OPL3/FMHardwareEmulation via WTHardware?Emulation via WT?Emulation via WT?Emulation of OPL3HardwareHardwareEmulation via WT?HardwareEmulation of OPL3Emulation of OPL3HardwareHardware, bad?HardwareHardware
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Internal wavetable synthnoyesyesyesyesnonoyesnononononoyesnono
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DOS ext. MIDI/MPU-401yesnonononoyesyesyesyesyesyesyesnoyesyesyes
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KT133E+VT82C686B socket ADDMA (mod)DDMA
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KT266A+VT8233 socket ATSR (DSDMA)DMAS?TSR (APINIT)DDMA LT IRQTDMALegacy mode 1TSR (AU30DOS)
PCM only in some games
CCLS
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KT400+VT823? socket ATSR (DSDMA)TSR (SBINIT)Legacy mode ?TSR (ASP4DOS)
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PT880 Ultra+VT8237A LGA775
TSR (DSDMA)WBDMATDMALegacy mode 2TSR (ASP4DOS)
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P4M900+VT8237S LGA775DMASDDMA LT IRQTDMA
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430TX+PIIX4 socket 7DDMADDMATSR (SBINIT)TSR (SBINIT)DDMADDMADDMADDMATSR (AU30DOS)not workingDDMADDMA
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440LX+PIIX4 slot 1WBDMA16
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440BX+PIIX4E slot 1PC/PCI (ISA IRQ)DDMA, PC/PCIDDMADDMADDMADDMA
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i810+ICH(1) socket 370PC/PCIPC/PCIPC/PCILegacy mode 2
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i875/i865+ICH5 socket 478/LGA775
TSR (DSDMA)noTSR (SBINIT)TSR (SBINIT)no FX (all modes)
TDMA, PCM only in some games
Legacy mode 2TSR (ASP4DOS)TSR (AU30DOS)
PCM only in some games
CCLS, CCLX
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975X+ICH7R LGA775TSR (DSDMA)no FX (SBINIT)no FXnono FXTSR (ASP4DOS)
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P965+ICH8 LGA775TSR (DSDMA)no FX (any modes)TSR (ASP4DOS)
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G41+ICH7 LGA775TSR (DSDMA)
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X58+ICH10 LGA1366TSR (DSDMA)no (SBINIT)not workingno FX (all modes)no FX (TDMA)
no FX (legacy mode 2)
TSR (ASP4DOS)TSR (AU30DOS)
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P67+IT8892E LGA1155TSR (DSDMA)noTSR (ASP4DOS)
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X79 LGA2011TSR (DSDMA)TSR (ASP4DOS)
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B75 LGA1155TSR (DSDMA)TSR (ASP4DOS)
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SiS 630T socket 370DDMAno FX (DDMA)Legacy mode 2
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SiS 645DX+962UA socket 478DDMA (mod)noTSR (APINIT)DDMAno FX (DDMA)no FX, unstableLegacy mode 2
PCM only in some games
CCLXDDMAno FX
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SiS 755FX+964L socket 754no FX (DDMA)no (DDMA)Legacy mode 2
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SiS 671DX+968 LGA775TSR (DSDMA)TSR (APINIT)WBDMAno FX (TDMA)no FX, unstableLegacy mode 2
PCM only in some games
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Acer M1543+M1531 socket 7no 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 socket 939/AM2
no FX (APINIT)no FX (SBINIT)WBDMA LT IRQno (TDMA)noLegacy mode 1/2TSR (ASP4DOS)no FX
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nForce2 SPP+MCP-T socket Ano
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nForce 430 AM2no (DSDMA)no (SBINIT)no FX (TDMA?)TSR (ASP4DOS)
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nForce4 Ultra socket 939TSR (DSDMA)
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HIMEMDSDMAWAVETSRyesyesyesnonoWTnononononoWavetablenono
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EMM386DSDMAnoyesyesyesnonononononononoS3DOSVMnono
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Rev. stereoyesyesnoyesnononoyes
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Pro mixeryesnono
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Doom stereonononononoyesyesyesnoyesYesno
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Fast crackyesnonononoyesno
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OtherDOS SPDIF
MIDI and FM
requires TSR
Soundscape
MT32 IM
Soundscape
MT32 IM
Use AUDIGY12.EXE
MT32 IM
ESS AudiodriveDOS SPDIFWSS
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PCI I/O supportSB, FM, MPU-401SB, (MPU-401)FM, MPU-401
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TSR functions/emulationsDMAIRQ FM WTIRQ DMA SB FM WTIRQ DMA SB FM WTIRQ DMA SB FM WTIRQ DMA SB FM WTIRQIRQ? FM, WTIRQ
IRQ DMA SB FM MPU
IRQ DMA SB FM MPU
IRQ?IRQ?IRQ
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Name of TSR as shown in MEM
DSDMASBEINIT DOS801SETAUDIOTBCDOSRIPUTIL
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Size of TSR (version)1856B (1.00)4736B (5.00)2060B (2.03)2128 (1.98)1296B (2.80)928B (2.09)
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TSR unloadableNoYesNoNoNoNo?YesNo?No?YesNo?YesNo
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