ASUS at Computex Taipei 2008 introduced the Xonar HDAV1.3, a new addition to its Xonar lineup of sound cards.
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The HDAV1.3 has HDMI 1.3a compatibility and a Splendid HD video processor. ASUS says the video processor improves video playback. The card has the following features and specifications:
- PAPS/AACS content protection
- Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support
- 7.1-channel, 24-bit/192kHz LPCM audio through HDMI
- AV200 audio processor
The Xonar HDAV1.3 does not have a new audio processor; it uses the same one found in the Xonar D2X.
Deluxe versions of the card will come with a daughter board that has more analog outputs.
There is no pricing information available on the HDAV1.3 at the moment, however it is expected to become available in mid-July.