The Thunder Board was one of Media Vision's first sound cards. It was designed as a competitor to the Sound Blaster, and faithfully emulated the older board's sound. It had the same YM3812 FM synthesis chip, and a similar 8-bit mono 22-kHz DAC, but sold at a cheaper price.
The Thunder Board was advertised as “proudly made in the USA”; possibly a reference to the Sound Blaster, manufactured by the competing Singapore-based Creative Technologies.
The bundled software included a program that would let you record and playback Creative's VOC file format.
Other features include:
- 100% Sound Blaster compatibility
- 2 Watt output
- Game Port
- Half-sized 8-bit ISA bus
- Volume Control
- Powered Output Jack
- Microphone Input Jack
- Internal CD Audio port
No software properly emulates the Thunder Board, although the card's audio chip, the YM3812, has been successfully emulated.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunder_Board - Wikipedia.