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7.1-channel Gamesurround Fortissimo III 7.1 from Hercules

About a month ago we reported that Hercules prepares to release its new Gamesurround Fortissimo III 7.1 sound card, based on Gamesurround Fortissimo II model.

Now we have more detailed specifications of this product, that supports multichannel (up to 7.1-channel) acoustics:

  • Bus: PCI 2.1
  • DSP: Cirrus Logic SoundFusion CS4624
  • Codecs: 20-bit 4-channel and 18-bit stereo output, up to 48 kHz sampling
  • Compatibility: Sensaura 3D, supporting Microsoft DirectSound 3D, EAX 1.0, EAX 2.0, A3D 1.0, I3DL2, MacroFX, MultiDrive, ZoomFX, EnvironmentFX; Microsoft DirectSound, DirectMusic, Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Digital EX 7.1 support (DVD playback)
  • Software wavetable: infinite DSP-supported voices, 64 hardware voices
  • 8MB General MIDI / GS sample bank
  • DLS 1.0 compatibility
  • GM (General Midi) and Yamaha XG compatibility (676 instruments, 21 drum set)
  • Effects: reverb, chorus, variation, etc.
  • External analog jacks: front, rear, center / LFE speakers, seventh and eighth channel, headphones out; Line in / Mic in, MIDI / Game (MPU 401) port
  • External digital jacks: optical S/PDIF out
  • Internal connectivity: CD-in; CD-in 2; Aux-in; S/PDIF in
  • Approximate retail price: about 80 euro

The package includes Gamesurround Fortissimo III 7.1 card, Gamesurround Fortissimo III 7.1 addtive MIDI/Game front panel, software and manual. The card will be also supplied with a special, Dolby DIGITAL EX compatible Power DVD software.

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