"It was only a few years ago, when the only sound card worth buying was a SoundBlaster. Today, there are several chipsets looking for sound card supremacy. And although Creative Labs still makes the best overall sound cards on the market, there are several chipsets that are not far behind. One of these chipsets is the YMF744 from Yamaha and AOpen decided to use this chip in their latest offering."
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