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In the year 2001 RME started a revolution in mobile audio recording: the HDSP System, consisting of a PCI or CardBus card plus an external I/O-box has been the world's first audio system, operating at both desktop and laptop. And the world's first professional multitrack system for notebooks at all.Today we are proud to look back and conclude: the HDSP system has become a true 'industry standard'. Thanks to continuing firmware and driver updates it stayed a cutting-edge product, still offers un-beaten performance, and still enjoys great popularity among the users.The PCI Express card uses RME's own audio bus, already known from the PCI version, operating in combination with Multiface II, Multiface, Digiface and the RPM DJ interface. RME is especially proud on the fact that all users of RME interfaces can easily expand their system so that it operates with the latest and fastest PCI Express computers and Windows Vista, not loosing all the money formerly invested in audio hardware. As additional option the HDSPe PCI card can be used directly with RME's Time Code Option Module, offering an SMPTE controlled operation.RME HDSPe PCI-Card FeaturesRME's HDSPe PCI Card is not based on a PCI to PCI Express bridge, which would simply add PCIe to existing PCI technology. It is a newly developed genuine PCI Express solution, which consequently takes full advantage of the new format, achieving significant performance gains in multitrack audio. RME's flash update technology ensures future firmware improvements, adjustments, and bugfixes to be installed easily at any time.The PCI Express interface of the HDSPe system is based on the PCI Express Base Specification v 1.1. It represents a 1-Lane PCI Express Endpoint Device and supports 2.5 Gbps line speed. Thanks to the packet-based full duplex communication, the card provides a transfer rate of up to 500 MB/s - 250 MB/s in each direction.The connection between PCI Express card and I/O box is established using ordinary FireWire cable (IEEE 1394, 6-pin). The data transfer does not use FireWire protocol, but RME's own proprietary bus protocol. The supplied cable is 4 m (12 ft.) long. The PCIe card operates as power supply for the attached I/O-box (Digiface, Multiface, Multiface II, RPM) over the FireWire cable.RME HDSPe PCI-Card Specifications Short PCI Express card 1-Lane PCI Express Endpoint Device (no PCI Express to PCI Bridge), revision 1.1 250 MB/s transfer rate per direction Secure BIOS Technology: card stays fully functional even when the flash process fails Output: IEEE 1394 connector, RME bus protocol Package contents: PCIe card, cable 4 meter (12 ft) IEEE 1394a RME HDSPe PCI-Card Connectivity PCI Express interface Connection of Multiface, Multiface II, Digiface and RPM RME HDSPe PCI-Card Differences PCI Express interface Even lower latencies Direct support of HDSP TCO RME HDSPe PCI-Card Optional Add-Ons HDSP TCO: Timecode Option Module with enhanced sync capbilities for HDSPe cards: 1 x word clock I/O, 1 x video sync input (alternative to WC In), 1 x LTC I/O *

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Windows 7 sound card - RME Hammerfall multi face - new card needed

...any current desktop system that still ahs a PCI slot. The PCI-e desktop card used for the Multiface is the RME: HDSPe PCI Card The express card laptop version is the RME: HDSPe ExpressCard The current Windows 7/8 driver for all HDSP cards. http://www.rme-audio.de/download/driver_hdsp_win_338.zip The current firmware for the HDSPe PCI-E card series http://www.rme-audio.de/download/fut_wdm_dspe.zip The current firmware for the HDSP...

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PCI-e cards - Is there any future....?

(grin) I still use an old HDSP PCI card by RME. On a pretty modern i7 4770 rig. Oh and 2x UAD-1 pci-e cards as well. It works and I get great performance

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Antelope Orion 32 -> RME MADI Board?

I would start off with the Orion first and see if it works for you. I had problems on my PC using 32 channels (worked fine with 24) but I added a USB card (PCIe) for cheap and it worked perfectly. What computer are you using? EDIT: NM, seen you posted you’re...

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