Thunder Board

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Thunder Board
Thunder Board - Angled.jpg
Developer: Media Vision
Released: 1990-??-??
Type: Sound Card
Slot: 8-bit ISA
Icon - Thunder Board.png
Platforms: Platform - DOS.pngPlatform - W16.png

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


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Emulation Status

No software properly emulates the Thunder Board, although the card's audio chip, the YM3812, has been successfully emulated.