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Creative Soundblaster X Fi Xtreme Gamer Soundcard


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  • X-Fi CMSS-3D Surround up-mixes audio and video to 5.1 or 7.1 surround
  • X-Fi CMSS-3D Headphone delivers incredible surround sound for movies and music over stereo headphones
  • X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer restores details and vibrance to compressed audio files
  • Creative ALchemy (free download) restores EAX and surround sound
  • Ideal for both standard and small form factor PCs
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BrandCreative Labs
Item Weight445 g
Product Dimensions1 x 1 x 1 cm
Item model number70SB073A02007
  
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ASINB000OIQ9AI
Best Sellers Rank 105,525 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight522 g
Date First Available25 April 2007
  
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3.9 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Chris Abramczyk on 29 July 2012
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It works very well, no problems at all. And the games seem to have higher FPS with this card (probably due to the dedicated sound processor).
And the sound.. Well, put it this way, I had the Asus Xonar DG, and it was nowhere near as good as this.

Really happy with the purchase. (I bought the Creative refurbished one).

Oh, and don't listen to those claiming that there are problems with drivers in Windows 7 - there are not. At least I don't have any.
Just download the latest drivers from Creative, and everything will work great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Roberts on 16 Jan. 2011
This card was reviewed by "Custom PC" and they rated it as the best value buy over a few years. Good enough for me, so I bought the card, (my motherboard has a Realtek sound encoder on board which I have switched off by software...good but the Xfi is better). Had to download the software from the internet as the set up cd for Vista was missing from the package sent. Downloaded this and the latest driver. Replaced my Creative 4.1 speakers with Logitec z5500 5.1's and got the optical input cable also. Listen to music and play games.All sounds great! Can't tell much difference between optical and 6ch analogue input up to now, but both sound good, I like the system!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Hollett on 29 Dec. 2009
I bough one of these after a few online m8s had raved about them, and I wasnt overly impressed with my onboard sound.

Now i've used it for a variety of games, and i can say it is defiantly better than my old onboard sound. Older games do sound nicer with it, but there not up to some modern standards. I hoped it would all make all games sound amazing, and instead it has made all games sound great, with those few gems still sparkling.

If you got a decent pc, ect and looking to spend another £100 then id recommend it, if your looking at this or a new graphics card or something, id go with the other thing first.
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First thing to be aware of is the size of this card, when fitting. I got one which has a smaller fitting on the end (Silver metal part that has a lip with a notch for screw attachment), hence wouldn't fit properly into my machine with standard sized card slots, However I bent the lip with pliers and it fits ok, and not had any problems. (It might have come with a standard sized attachment, but it came as a Christmas present, so I don't know if anything else came in the box, knowing my parents they could have chucked it out, so if your concerned ask first)

The sound is better than onboard sound, The difference to me is it seems to be able to play particular notes which I previously never heard, mainly low notes, and higher notes are crisper too. But I have to listen carefully to tell the difference.

I've had no problems with installation or compatibility, (Win 7 64bit)
(AMD based chipset and cpu.)

From what I've read this PCI version is is better than the cheaper PCI express one, (Without lots of capacitors) So watch out for that, apparently lots of capacitors are good for a sound card, and as it has a heat sink, you know its really processing under its own steam and not the Cpu.
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I have a Dell Dimension 380 with Win 7 Pro 64 bit. After replacing my old Audigy card with this card my PC would no longer boot up. I made sure that the onboard sound was disabled via the BIOS. I carefully removed all drivers for the old Audigy card. I eventually managed to boot up in Safe Mode and then installed the latest drivers from Creative. The Control Panel confirmed that the X-Fi was installed and working "correctly". However, I had NO sound. When I put the old Audigy card back into my pc everything returned to normal.

I have never had so much hassle trying to install a card, and I am a professional electronics engineer with PC design experience. There are clearly Win 7 compatibility issues with this card. I subsequently found many other users with similar problems on the Creative bulletin board. After wasting any entire day trying to get the X-Fi card to work I returned the card for a refund.

I am very disappointed with the product and I will not be recommending it to anyone.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Balbinder Mahal on 31 Aug. 2009
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The sound is pretty awesome.

Music, gaming, DVDs and Blu-rays are all so much better with the addition of this sound card.

In response to the previous reviewer's remarks, you'd only experience crackling in two situations 1) playing games more than 3 years old (b) EMI interference affecting pc case audio cabling.

The former can be resolved by switching out of gaming mode and using entertainment mode (one of the three sound modes is bound to work with an old game). The latter is resolved by not connecting the front audio cables at installation and then your headphones will be defualted to the back port of the card, which is protected against EMI interference.

Works perfectly with Windows 7 after downloading relevant drivers from Creative Labs website.

Therefore, five stars for great little card!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By John on 12 Dec. 2008
I read up extensively before buying this card. I read that people trying to use it with Vista have problems. This is mainly due to how Vista handles DirectSound, which makes it necessary to use an additional application called Creative ALchemy if you want to use EAX effects. The Vista problem is not specific to this sound card though, of course.

Anyway, as I am using good old XP I thought I would be OK. However, I immediately experienced an intermittent, but very severe crackling sound. Sometimes I even lost sound completely and had to reboot and a few times the PC actually crashed. After Googling this, I found on Wikipedia and Creative's own forums that this is a long known problem. It appears to be a problem with the PCI bus on mobos with certain chipsets. Creative is convinced that it only affects nVidia nForce chipsets, as these are the mobos with which they have run tests. However, I and others with VIA chipsets have experienced the same problem. It looks as though X-Fi cards really need to be used with the PCI Express interface, but the Xtreme Gamer is only available as PCI. As I only have standard PCI slots, I took my X-Fi back to the store and bought myself a second hand Audigy 2 ZS (superior to the SE version) from eBay and that works with no problems! The X-Fi is a great card IF you can get it to work properly.
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