The current trend for Taiwanese companies seems to be to move away from its core business and expand into other product areas. Gainward has followed suit and introduced a wide range of multimedia products at CeBIT.
On show was a new 7.1-channel USB sound card as well as a 5.1-channel vibrating headset. Other new products include an external USB 2.0 TV tuner as well as a â€œmultiportâ€ card, which is a combined USB 2.0 and FireWire card. In terms of graphics cards there was little new from Gainward, as nVidia has yet to announce its product line for 2004, but expect PCI Express cards to be available in time for the chipset launch.
Gainward's 7.1-channel USB sound card with optical S/PDIF