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Which sound card is better: X-Fi Xtreme Gamer or Supreme FX II?

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  1. HTC

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    I have yet to install the Supreme card: is it worth it even attempting to?

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    For The Win or 4TW = 4 The Win.

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    lmfao the irony being that i didnt teach you anything :p

    You could have googled FTW :laugh:
     
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    Thanks, dude!

    I got the answer in the links you provided so i'd say you were helpful, yes, and no: i hadn't looked for the answer in google before creating this thread!
     
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    oh well, i just hope the information posted in both links was correct and useful
     
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    i would say that supreme fx sounds great too, way much better than ac97 + atleast my supremeFX card has optical output, wich makes it sound even better. I wouldn´t shell cash for another sound card IMO.
     
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    I had the creative card before i bought the Rampage Formula. Was wondering if i should try to sell the X-Fi card along with the old motherboard or keep it.
     
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    OK this is a thread bump as i would really like to know if the supreme FX II is any good and 'like' a true XFI. Im looking at a new motherboard and this would be a deciding factor as i could sell my Xfi and add to wards the cost of the new board.
     
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    I use the Supreme on my Rampage.
    Seems to work fine of me, but then I'm doing a lot with audio other than audio for video clips and the occasional CD.
    No distortion or any other problems.
     
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    Is the Supreme FX a real X-Fi?

    Well, in a technical manner . . . No . . . and neither are any motherboard-based solutions, nor the Xtreme Audio cards. What they lack that would make them a true X-Fi are either of the X-Fi APUs.

    Do these solutions have features available that are only found with the X-Fi series? Yes; but not all the features of the true X-Fi models.

    Is a riser card better than an onboard solutuion? Yes. Is it a replacement for a dedicated audio expansion card? Not really . . .

    . . . But, they're a pretty ingenious attempt to make use of that notorious PCIEx1 slot on 90% of motherboards. Y'all know which one I'm talking about . . . the one nearest the CPU socket, that usually has NSB coolers nearby, and all the other motherboard connectivity jacks, and tends to be situated in such a position that any full or half-sized PCIEx1 card will not install without hitting something.
     

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