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According to, a Sound Blaster model CT-1320C is a Sound Blaster 1.5. But according to Creative’s own reference materials (which do contain many inaccuracies and cannot be taken as gospel), the only difference between a Sound Blaster 1.0 and a 1.5 is the presence of C/MS chips which provide Game Blaster compatibility. For example this card is clearly a Sound Blaster 1.5: Model CT-1320C, no C/MS chips, case closed. But what then is this one?

That’s another model CT-1320C, but with C/MS chips. According to Wikipedia, 1320C makes it a SB 1.5. According to Creative, C/MS chips make it a SB 1.0. How to tell who’s right and who’s wrong?

Fortunately, there is a way. The answer lies in the packaging. The Sound Blaster 1.5 came in this box: Notice the small “VERSION 1.5” label in the lower left corner of the box. There can be no doubt that this is a Sound Blaster 1.5. But what about the other one, the one with C/MS chips?

The box looks a bit different: There’s no mention of any version. Descargar Iso Windows 8. But look “STEREO MUSIC”, “24-VOICE” (a nice way to massively exaggerate while not technically outright lying), and “12-Voice C/MS stereo music synthesizer”. Yep, that’s a Sound Blaster 1.0. That means the 1320C was shipped from the factory with the C/MS chips installed and not upgraded later. The serial number on the box in both cases matches the one on the card itself, so there’s no doubt the boxes match the respective cards.

The disks shipped with the cards also reflect this. The SB 1.0 disks include C/MS software while the SB 1.5 disks do not.

The bottom line is that a Sound Blaster model CT-1320C can be either a Sound Blaster 1.0 or a Sound Blaster 1.5. Upgrade or Downgrade? In case it’s not obvious yet, these old Sound Blasters are an incredibly rare case where upgrading the later version meant in fact downgrading to the older model. In other words, SB 1.5 + C/MS chips = SB 1.0. By late 1991, more or less every game supported AdLib (OPL2) music and the Game Blaster was considered obsolete.