Creative today announced that three major PC motherboard manufacturers: GIGABYTE, Shuttle Computer and MSI, will be incorporating the Sound Blaster Live!® 24-bit processor into their upcoming product lineups as their on-board audio solution. GIGABYTE will be incorporating the Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit processor in its GA-G1915P motherboard that will ship worldwide in August. MSI is currently using the technology in its K8N Diamond and P4N Diamond models. Shuttle Computer has incorporated the processor into its currently available SD31P motherboard, and will be doing so on its upcoming SD11G5, SD35P, and M1000 models that will be shipping worldwide this fall. In all of these cases, the Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit chip is the only integrated audio solution available on these motherboards.

Creative Technology Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital entertainment
solutions for PC users and the creator of Sound Blaster®, today announced that
three major PC motherboard manufacturers: GIGABYTE, Shuttle Computer and MSI,
will be incorporating the Sound Blaster Live!® 24-bit processor into their
upcoming product lineups as their on-board audio solution.

The PC industry recognizes the fact that Sound Blaster audio technology is
far superior to any of the host HD Audio solutions or integrated chipsets
currently on the market, said Steve Erickson, vice president of audio for
Creative. More and more, were seeing motherboard manufacturers choosing Sound
Blaster technology for their on-board audio solutions, because of its
exceptional high-definition audio quality and clarity, and were pleased to
welcome GIGABYTE, MSI and Shuttle Computer to the Sound Blaster family.

GIGABYTE will be incorporating the Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit processor in
its GA-G1915P motherboard that will ship worldwide in August. MSI is currently
using the technology in its K8N Diamond and P4N Diamond models. Shuttle Computer
has incorporated the processor into its currently available SD31P motherboard,
and will be doing so on its upcoming SD11G5, SD35P, and M1000 models that will
be shipping worldwide this fall. In all of these cases, the Sound Blaster Live!
24-bit chip is the only integrated audio solution available on these
motherboards.

The Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit chip delivers superior 24-bit/96kHz, 7.1
surround sound with EAX® technology that significantly enhances music, movie,
and PC game audio. EAX Music Enhancements dramatically improve MP3 and CD
listening with features such as Bass Boost, Multi-Band Graphic Equalizer, and
Audio Clean-Up. Gamers will benefit from EAX ADVANCED HD? Effects that deliver
ultra-realistic environmental audio in hundreds of todays hottest PC games. With
the Creative Multi-Speaker Surround (CMSS®) technology, users can listen to all
their audio content, even if it was originally recorded in stereo, in 7.1
surround-sound playback.