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Creative Rolls Out Sound Blaster SoundCore 3D 'Quad-Core' PCIe Sound Cards

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#51
so far the only game i've had a lot of issues with wit a creative card was Halo CE on pc, but that was quite a while ago. any time i would use hardware acceleration with the card along with EAX effects it would studded like crazy, even on a pc (at the time) that had 4x the requirements for the game.

i haven't used a creative card in a while though. I usually stick to onboard audio as it seems the software driven stuff with the beta "sound back" software works fine with EAX games. (i.e. an ALC889/888 based sound chip)

I may give these a go later, if they don't work well i'll just ebay it and pick up an asus card or the like.
 
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#52
The fact that it's not Fatal1ty branded is why I want it. But let's not get into that.
I can understand you... but I don't care for the names, but what it does instead. One of my favorite quotes, cannot hold it :D

"People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don't know is what what they do does."
— Michel Foucault

Just Get then the Titanium HD. It is also not that bad... And the name is quite normal also :D
 

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#53
Just Get then the Titanium HD. It is also not that bad... And the name is quite normal also :D
at this Juncture. I find it hard to recommend an uber expensive card like the Titanium HD. a Xonar DX would probably sound a lot better and costs a lot less.

youre paying that high price for what??? real EAX support??
 
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Creative is as evil as Bank of America and Enron.
 
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so far the only game i've had a lot of issues with wit a creative card was Halo CE on pc, but that was quite a while ago. any time i would use hardware acceleration with the card along with EAX effects it would studded like crazy, even on a pc (at the time) that had 4x the requirements for the game.

i haven't used a creative card in a while though. I usually stick to onboard audio as it seems the software driven stuff with the beta "sound back" software works fine with EAX games. (i.e. an ALC889/888 based sound chip)

I may give these a go later, if they don't work well i'll just ebay it and pick up an asus card or the like.
I never had a problem with CE. Alchemy worked well with it. What did bug me was it didn't work with custom edition which is what most ended up playing. I had heard you could hack it to work since they were so similar but never found anything on how.
 
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#58
I'd have to hear how these cards sound before passing judgment. While I don't think it'll be the case, they could end up being absolutely fantastic cards.
 

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#59
I'd have to hear how these cards sound before passing judgment. While I don't think it'll be the case, they could end up being absolutely fantastic cards.
they could, yes.


they ditched the x-fi name, possibly to get away from their mixed reputation.
 
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I never had a problem with CE. Alchemy worked well with it. What did bug me was it didn't work with custom edition which is what most ended up playing. I had heard you could hack it to work since they were so similar but never found anything on how.
it was without alchemy but with an Audigy 2 ZS with the XP drivers. Also had issues in vista as well with alchemy. I'll try alchemy with my realtek chip on win7 and see if it works better. (if it'll install, seems to freeze at 92%)
 
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starting to love onkyo, WOUW nice PC Speakers!

 
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seems cheap to me
 
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Im probably gonna get moderated but i feel a thread derailment coming along....
i have a feeling mods stopped giving a flying fuck regarding threads about creative...

MOD: oh well, some new threads to clean up... lol wut, creative? well fuck that, man. :p
 
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instead of buying these cards you could just buy a motherboard with soundcore integrated or something, they're slated for later this year I believe.

1 slot saved, still I still would like to see them before a I pass judgement on them because creative has a "funny" history with what they believe is new and whats not, they're good at wording things to sound a certain way just for them to be crap.
 
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at this Juncture. I find it hard to recommend an uber expensive card like the Titanium HD. a Xonar DX would probably sound a lot better and costs a lot less.

youre paying that high price for what??? real EAX support??
you should compare them b4 speaking.
;)


oh, btw I haven't had any software problems with my Titanium HD.
I also didn't have any problems with my XFi platinum b4 either(Daniel K FTW).


now, these DSP boards looks like shit.
 
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Creative .. . .. .

 

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#69
this is generation thrid Xfi
can this soundcard support winxp???
see if theres drivers for that board from Creative Labs, if it specifies Drivers for XP then yes, but why run XP, WIn 7 Boots faster, runs smoother than XP did n this is on a laptop from 7 years ago for me.
 
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Creative this, creative that . . .
My experience with Creative was rather simple . . .

I had an onboard solution which ingame gave me a simular quality output with my previous sound card (Some dodgy Yamaha card), then i purchased an XFi Extreme Music/Audio.

The result was obvious to me ingame. Obviously it was obvious to everyone that i played with. The XFi Sound Card with its features actually being utilized ingame placed me at an advantage beyond other players to the point where i averaged 100 kills for every death in First Person Shooter games. It got to the point where i was forced to record myself and upload the footage to shut up the accusations of wall-hacking.

As dodgy as the driver support was from Creative and as bad as most people make their products out to be, it must also be realized that the Xonar and other comparable products in this price range were not released at the same time.

The Creative card i had did the job to a supurb standard, long before anyone else had anything else to offer me. The only issue i have with my Sound Card is that in combination with Windows 7 64-bit i have lost half the features and quality but this is not a complaint, seeing as when i purchased the product, Vista was still on the drawing board and the card designed for XP.