7.1 surround output 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution 100dB signal to noise ratio EAX ADVANCED HD 3.0 support for gaming CMSS up-mixes stereo content to 7.1 surround Enjoy an audio experience that's just not possible with basic motherboard audio. Sound Blaster Audigy SE features high-quality audio that dramatically improves MP3 music listening, support for EAX ADVANCED HD 3.0 effects that make PC games come alive and multichannel 5.1 or 7.1 sound for immersive surround sound in music, movies and games. When it comes to PC Audio nothing compares to Sound Blaster! Music-Dramatically improve your MP3 music listening experience with crisp, clear 24-bit ADVANCED HD audio quality. Bring out the best in your music with Bass Boost, Smart Volume Management, Audio Clean-Up, and more! Listen to your favorite MP3 music in breathtaking 7.1 surround with CMSS surround technology.Games -Feel like you're actually in the game with realistic EAX ADVANCED HD 3.0 sound effects.Hear your enemies before they find you with 3D positional audio over multichannel speakers.Movies -Enjoy your blockbuster movies in surround sound with support for everything from headphones to multichannel 5.1 or 7.1 speakers.
I bought this specifically for a Windows 7 system. Win 7 automatically recognizes the card and installs associated drivers. I made the mistake of attempting to install the disk that came with it and it caused a reboot and required a repair to windows startup followed by manual uninstall of the portion of the software which installed; don't do that. The card works just fine when you let windows detect it and install its own drivers, just don't bother ..