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Sound Blaster PCI 512

sound blaster pci 512 sound card
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  • Enjoy incredibly immersive 3D audio in real-time with award-winning EAX
  • Connect easily to FourPointSurround and stereo speakers with 4-channel analog audio support
  • Take advantage today of the widest range of audio, game, and multimedia titles
  • Sound Blaster PCI512 is the ultimate audio system for playing today's hottest games. As the industry's most affordable sound card with hardware support for EAX, the Sound Blaster PCI512 provides incredibly immersive audio with the powerful combination of hardware acceleration, multi-speaker support, and the widest compatibility with a wide variety of games and multimedia titles.
  • EAX is the new audio platform by Creative with superior 3D positional sound and effects rendering that recreates real-life, multi-dimensional environments with unsurpassed realism. Featuring the same powerful audio processing chip used in the Sound Blaster Live!, the EMU10K1 provides on-board hardware acceleration so there is never a slowdown during gameplay.
  • And, with support for two-, four-, and FourPointSurround speaker systems, the Sound Blaster PCI512 delivers the most accurate 3D positional audio currently available. You'll hear enemies creep up from behind and missiles scream overhead. Sounds will literally come from all corners of the room by adding realism and atmosphere to any audio source.
  • Try the Sound Blaster PCI512 today. It's the difference between hearing your games and music, and actually experiencing them.


Audio Hardware Acceleration Delivers the Most Exciting Game Play
Sound Blaster PCI512 features the most advanced audio DSP technology for the PC, the EMU10K1. With 32-bit, 48kHz digital signal processing and a patented 8-point interpolation, the EMU10K1 produces remarkably clear and precise audio fidelity. It is capable of accurately rendering 3D positional audio using only two or four speaker configurations. With on-board hardware acceleration, nothing impedes the action in today's most demanding games for even one, heart-stopping second.

Industry's Best PC Compatibility
Sound Blaster PCI512 is a snap to install with complete plug-and-play, Windows 95 and 98 compatibility. With the hardware acceleration of EAX, DirectSound and DirectSound 3D, Sound Blaster PCI 512 accurately produces high fidelity sound in virtually any audio application. And, with Sound Blaster PCI compatibility, you will be assured of support for the largest selection of existing MS-DOS® and Windows-based games and other titles. This is exactly what you'd expect from Creative, the leader in PC audio technology.

Title Support Updates
EAX is rapidly becoming the 3D audio standard, with support from top games like Unreal, Thief, Half-Life, Aliens VS Predator, Myth II, SHOGO, and many more. With new titles supporting EAX being released regularly, visit to find the latest in title support as well as updated drivers and information about the product.

The Most Affordable EAX
Imagine PC sound so realistic you can visualize what is making the sounds, where it is coming from, and the environment you're in. Its revolutionary technology creates true-to-life audio by immersing you in sounds so real that you will experience games, music and other audio applications rather than just hear them.

Feature Description
MIDI Features
Synthesizer Chip EMU 10K1
Synthesizer Type Wavetable (Scaleable PCI)
Polyphony 64 (8-point interpolation)
RAM size Based on System RAM
Sample Sets 2, 4 and 8MB
Synthesizer Effects Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Pitch Shifter, Distortion, etc
MIDI Channels 48
Digital Audio Features
Duplex Type Full Duplex
Max. Recording Depth 16-bit
Max. Recording Rate 48 KHz
Max. Playback Depth 16-bit
Max. Playback Rate 48 KHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >96 dB
Soundfont Support Yes
Windows ME Yes
Windows 2000 Yes
Windows 98 Yes
Windows 95 Yes
Windows NT 4.0 Yes
General MIDI Yes
MPC3 Yes
Plug & Play Yes
Sound Blaster PCI Yes
EAX Support Yes
Microsoft DirectSound Yes
Microsoft DirectSound 3D & Derivatives Yes
PCI 2.1 Yes
AC97 Yes
MPU-401 UART Yes
Dolby® Digital 5.1 decoding No
Microphone In Yes
Line In Yes
Line Out (Front)/Speaker Out Yes
Line Out (Rear) Yes
MIDI/Joystick Port Yes
MPC3 CD Audio In Yes
Auxiliary In Yes
Telephone Answering Device (TAD) In Yes
4 Speaker Support Yes
Creative MultiSpeaker Surround Yes
Creative Environments Yes

System Requirements
  • Genuine Intel® Pentium® class 133MHz or faster processor
  • Intel or 100% compatible motherboard chipset
  • 16MB system RAM (32MB strongly recommended)
  • Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0
  • Open half-length PCI 2.1 compliant slot
  • Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately)
  • CD-ROM drive required for software installation

*Usage of this product in Windows NT 4.0 requires a minimum 200MHz processor and 32MB system RAM. Functionality may differ from box specifications due to limitations in Windows NT. Bundled application and utility software may have higher system requirements.

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