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X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-Express version available

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ripper3, Jul 16, 2007.

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    I was crawling through Ebuyer, helping a friend spec a system, when I suddenly saw this:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/129740
    And I immediately smiled.
    Creative's done it, they've finally done it, they've got a PCI-Express X-Fi! :D
    I think I'm going to pick me up one of these soon, to fill up the empty slots on my mobo.
    Now all I need is to get another X1950GT and an Accelero X2 to go with it, and possibly a Physx card for the PCI slot, and I'll have a full case! :toast:

    Did anyone know about these already?
    I didn't notice a mention about it on these here forums, but to be fair, I might have missed it.
     
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    When i saw your post i was so happy but this isnt the high end X-Fi for Pciex that ive been expecting......For once i thought that creative released a product ahead of its projected time :p
     
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    i knew they were around just never had actually seen one listed before....i heard about them a couple months back, i wouldn't mind having one though ;)
     
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    I am surprised they didn't release them closer to the initial release date of the X-Fi, but I guess they figured this was a better time.
    I am finding it strange they didn't release the Fatal1ty as PCI-Express though, as the new version is out (second what Scan.co.uk says, they have the professional Fatal1ty, with the front panel, and one without, which has *Second version* marked on the listing), but Xtreme Audio is still good enough. Especially for the price.
     
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    They are releasing 3 more Pciex models but they were projected till the end of 2007....
     
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    Well, if they come out now, it migth give Creative some more brownie points, as we all know they need some, sicne they decided to make you pay for advanced driver functions for older cards that enthusiasts still use.
     
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    that doesnt even look like a x-fi card... cause mines black but i got the fancy one :toast:
     
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    Yeah, that's what I find weird, the strange pale blue... kinda makes me sick looking at it...
    The only other X-Fi that I've seen with a pale blue PCB is the Xtreme Audio, the half-height card, IIRC.
    The rest has the appealing black PCB.
     
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    The rest will have the black/gold PCB
     
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    Lookes really sweet to be honest both SPDIF IN and OUT is not something you come across everyday. So nice if you like to record TV or play around with recording of music from LPs and such.
     
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    Interesting. I'm glad there will finally be a common use for PCIe. Still though, I have decided to stay away from Creative since the Alchemy driver debacle, but if they start, the others will follow. This may be really good news. :)
     
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    X-Fi XtremeAudio and vanilla XtremeGamer (not the Fatality model) are pretty horrible sound cards.

    *Snap! Crackle! Pop!*

    Buy only XtremeMusic or better.
     
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    "Creative's done it, they've finally done it, they've got a PCI-Express X-Fi!"

    Wrong, that isn't an x-fi. I may say it is, but it is a lie. The X-treme audio is just a rebranded version of those Audigy SE/LS cards, designed to use the X-fi software, but a separate driver (no hardware acceleration, period). They also have the laptop version of the x-treme audio in the pci express laptop slot.

    And Largon, the x-fi xtremegamer and the xtrememusic are basically the exact same card, but the xtremegamer is newer, half height, and has a few less connectors on the back.
     

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