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Old 10-22-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Soundblaster X-Fi chipset

Soundblaster X-Fi supported sound cards are officially out at Newegg. I guess Audigy 2 is finally the thing of the past. Looks good specwise. 40% faster gaming performance compared to Audigy 2. Prices are as low as $129!!!! Not bad.
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:44 PM   #2
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I need to convince my brother to get it, he has 5500Z's but only a on-board Soundcard, like wtf?
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:55 PM   #3
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I hear you there. A nice speaker system like that has soooo much potential. The X-fi is the choice of sound cards now. Makes my rig feel another generation older. What I dont understand is how could the new cards have 4 ports on the back compared to the 6 ports on the Audigy 2 cards. Here's a picture of it:



Here are three nice choices starting from the least expensive to the most expensive sound card using the X-Fi technology:

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188

Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Platinum 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102190

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Elite Pro 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102191

I don't know about you guys, but don't they all look kind of the same, spec-wise?
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:25 AM   #4
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What about the Fatal1ty Elite Pro variant? Haha, you forgot that one!

Yeah, I'm gonna stick with my current one for my new rig (see signature), but when I save up more, I'll get the XtremeMusic one.
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:12 AM   #5
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hey man.. the 40% is way off.. think about it.. if i muted my sound cards.. or didnt have any at all.. doesnt mean the game's gonna be 40% better in performance..
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:18 AM   #6
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I was just quoting what it said in my Maximum PC magazine.
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i know, i actually saw that as well but i think it does slight improve the performance if you put the sound quality on high.. which i always do.... audigy 2 is decent i guess... but yeha go with the fatal1ty if you have the money.. i wanted to SO bad.. but i got this crapp OEM version of audigy 2 for $70 flat CAD.
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Old 10-23-2005, 03:24 AM   #8
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Doesn't this statement just want to make you go out and buy this card?

"The implications for X-Fi are far and wide-reaching; and they're going to be extreme. Besides setting a whole new standard for digital audio, X-Fi is set to win the hearts of all other digital audio devices, simply because it is so, so damn good." I got that from the Soundblaster website. They really emphasized that part, "...so damn good". Now I'm really going to get this next time.
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