ASUS XONAR Essence STX PCIe Audio Card
Centrance ASIO Latency Test Utility v3.7
For reference, latency times of 2-4ms are practically undetectable by human hearing. The average hardware synthesizer has a latency of 2ms.
To test ASIO Driver performance we used the Centrance ASIO Latency Test Utility v 3.7.
Tests were performed using an input sensitivity of -12dB and varying Buffer Size / Latency and Sample Rates settings.
The Asus XONAR was capable of Buffer Sizes down to 4 samples and the M-Audio 1010 LT started at 64 Samples.
The results are shown in the chart show below.
To provide an accurate reference we used the closest matched available ranges:
|Interpreting the results above tell us that using the Xonar in a Digital Audio Workstation with Professional Audio apps will yield latency results that are undetectable by human hearing and in fact quicker than your average hardware synthesizer.