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Thoughts on ATI Xpress 200

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Vantage, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Vantage

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    I went ahead and got a Nforce 4 SLI based Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI(not specifically recommended on forums but it was available right by my work). After popping in my X2 4400, 2 gigs, AudioPhile 192, and getting Cubase SX 3 going, I got pops and cracks upon loading a project that previously was fine on my Nforce 3 (that recently went up in smoke). This was using 256 latency. The load was not that heavy, as I had 2 iterations of Trash, 6 Amplitube's, 10 C1's and a few C4's over 20 odd tracks

    So trust my luck, I ran into the same issues everyone has complained about. I am keeping my 4400, AP192, and dual raptors in raid-0, but all other suggestions for a trouble free mobo/memory combo are welcome. Cost is not an issue, barring a Tyan with dual dual Opterons of course. Specifically if anyone has tested ATI's newest offering, the Xpress 200, I would be interested to hear about that. Dorism over in the Cakewalk forums tested an Xpress system with a 4400 and a M-audio 1010LT with very good results on the S3 Sonar test.

    "Bought a new PC from http://www.cube247.com...PC cost just over £1000 for this

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400
    ATI Radeon xpress 200
    Windows XPSP2
    2Gig RAM
    M-Audio 1010LT (WDM driver)
    2x250Gb Baracuda drives (SATA)
    Quiet PSU

    Results are really impressive :)

    46.4ms 10%
    23.2ms 15%
    11.6ms 21%
    5.8ms 26%
    2.9ms 37%
    1.5ms 55%

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