CMI-8738 supports the legacy audio – SBPRO, FM emulator, MIDI MPU-401 port. 8738-SX supports 4-channel 16-bit DACs to provide surround audio. 8738-LX or MX supports 6-channel DACs for 5.1 home theater environments and meet PC99 audio performance requirements. CMI8738-MX also provides S/PDIF digital audio interface I/O for 44.1KHz and 48KHz LPCM audio.
On the software side, CMI-8738 supports Cmedia Xear Living and Cmedia Xear Voice with Windows Drivers. Linux driver is also available in most Linux OS versions. .
Being outstanding for its full audio functions and comprehensive driver support, CMI-8738 series are the best choices for people seeking for optimum cost-effective entry-level solutions of the PC audio.