CT-5320-B Creative Labs Sound Blaster MCA Sound Card

jbltecnicspro

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MCA? Uh... This isn't the PS/2 interface is it? Or am I thinking of something else?
 
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possibly somethin else, bud

Not sure if you're being a smart ass or something. But what I was referring to was the Micro Channel Architecture (MCA), which was the expansion bus used by higher-end PS/2 computers. Sorry if I wasn't clear. In which case, yes this WOULD be VERY rare and indeed expensive to procure.

So yes - I'm correct. This is a card that specifically interfaces with PS/2 computers that have the MCA architecture. There were some lower-end PS/2 computers that had standard ISA, but they weren't all that good. I had one - I think it was the 8530 model with a 286 at a blazing 10 Mhz. :D Higher end models were MCA card only. They only made a handful of sound cards for this bus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_System/2

EDIT. These also rarely show up anywhere, so it *could* be worth that money to... someone? :D If you're only out to play old games then this is pointless. Just get a decent PC and an old ISA sound card and you're good to go.
 
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