Applies to
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum, Platinum eX, Audigy 2, Audigy 2 ZS, Audigy 4 Pro, Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA, SB0090

Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005 or Windows XP MCE 2004

Creative Labs


34.90 MB

Driver Date & Version
17 Jul 08 (ver. 2.18.0001)


SB0090 is the Product ID for Sound Blaster Audigy (see here). This driver for Audigy SB0090 is the latest version supporting Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Complete list of supported Creative Labs Audigy sound card

  1. Creative Sound Blaster Audigy including Platinum and Platinum eX series
  2. Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 including Platinum, Platinum eX, and Value series
  3. Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS including Platinum and Platinum Pro series
  4. Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro and Sound Blaster Audigy 4
  5. Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA

Added Features

  1. Dolby Digital and DTS decode re-established for sound cards that included decoding in their Windows XP drivers.
  2. DVD-Audio playback re-established for sound cards that included the application in their Windows XP software suite (For Windows Vista 32-bit only).
  3. Requires the latest Creative MediaSource DVD-Audio Player software. Click here to download.


  1. Resolves issues of intermittent and random application system crash when playing games or running applications that use EAX, DirectSound, OpenAL and/or ASIO features.
  2. Resolves issue of system crash when running DTM - Device Path Exerciser test in Windows Vista 64-bit.
  3. Resolves issue of volume mapping leading to very soft volume level in systems using Windows Vista with Service Pack 1.
  4. Resolves issue with distortion and noise occuring in systems with 4 GB of RAM or greater.
  5. Resolves issue with OpenAL playback of multichannel formats.
  6. Resolves issue of system crash when performing immediate system shutdown after exiting Battlefield 2.
  7. Optimizations to OpenAL to improve performance in Unreal Tournament 3, DiRT, and other games.

Known Issues

  1. Applications from the original Sound Blaster Audigy CD will not work with this download on Windows Vista.
  2. Users are advised to use Audio Console included in this download to change speaker configurations.
  3. Gameport is not supported in Windows Vista and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
  4. 6.1 speaker mode is not supported by Windows Vista.

Download SB0090 Audigy EAX Advanced HD Driver here.

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