Creative X-Fi PCI Express sound card for Vista

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~Max~ Posted: Tue, Nov 6 2007 8:08 AM

It took A WHILE but finally Creative Labs introduced PCI-e version of their Sound Blaster X-Fi card. I saw pictures of it a year ago on Russian internet though - I guess coding for Vista was not exactly piece of cake :)

http://vr-zone.com/articles/Creative_Released_PCIe_X-Fi_Xtreme_Audio/5380.html

New card includes X-Fi Crystallizer feature ("to restore the details and vibrance lost during compression")
and X-Fi CMSS-3D (surround over headphones). The EAX HD is supported. Costs US $69

 

When I looked on specs I saw two little but nice extras compared to my old X-Fi

1) and there are optical input and output on the card,
2) connects to standard audio HD front panel on most PC cases


my rig: P4 Northwood@2.3GHz, MS7005 board, Geforce5900, 512 MB Corsair value RAM.
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~Max~ replied on Tue, Nov 20 2007 11:39 AM

I figured out this card does not come with ac3 encoding only with decoding...

then I figured out that free  AC3 Filter ( http://ac3filter.net/projects ) allows for ac3 encoding anyway.

Thought this is worth sharing... Think this should work, does anyone have X-Fi Xtreme Audio and a receiver to try this out? 

my rig: P4 Northwood@2.3GHz, MS7005 board, Geforce5900, 512 MB Corsair value RAM.
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