Hi everyone. I've had an X-fi Forte 7.1 for 3-4 years now, and I just upgraded to Windows 8 Pro x64. I went to the Auzentech website to download the latest drivers, only to find that the company is no more. Some Google searching for drivers brought me here. Here's what I'd like to get out of the card: I'd like to continue using the card like I did with my last OS (Vista x64). I would use SPDIF to pass the digital audio to my receiver. When playing games, I would either use the card's analog outputs (so that my receiver can apply its room correction and equalization), or use DTS Connect or Dolby Digital Live (still haven't decided which of those 3 options I like best). I never use the CMSS processing. I do enjoy all the gaming-related processing (EAX, OpenAL, etc.). After reading the description of the PAX drivers, I'm still unclear on what exactly they change from the original drivers. Personally, I don't remember having any issues with the original drivers (well, except for them being developed so slowly), but if the card can sound even better, I'm certainly interested. I'm just trying to decide if the PAX drivers are right for me, or if I should keep digging around and try to find the latest OEM drivers. Thanks for the input!