Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Sound Card - 70SB073A00000

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Great sound card for gaming, no problem at all. Best price at, FREE shipping.

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This is Ravi Sankar from INDIA, My Rating will be 4.75/5 Let me divide my preferences based on the dimensions Price/Performance-5/5 User Interface-4.5/5 Sound Quality- With Crystallizer-5/5 Without Crystallizer-4/5 Build Quality: Senior user should tell this as I am new user Gaming Performance: 5/5 Comaptibility-3/5 Let me briefly tell about the compatibility of this card, It is giving some crackling and popping sounds with some mother boards. First the vendors suspected this problem is coming only with nForce chipsets but this problem is coming randomly in motherboards, Vendors Claimed that this problem resolved in Titanium series but this problem not yet resolved. Once it is compatible to any motherboard it will work fine forever otherwise it will give problems from starting itself. Coming to the software that comes with X-Fi, X-Fi Crystallizer is very worth and CMSS 3D is absolutely useless and waste. My previous sound card was Sound Blaster Live Value!, the software that came with it was GREAT as it does contain so many music instruments MIDI software like Rythmania, SB Live Demo etc. At this point of time, X-Fi sits top most of all the sound cards and kicks all. I have M-Audio Revolution, Razer AC-3 Barracuda Sound cards also, compared X-Fi with these, X-Fi is enormously greater than the others. I will recommend this card 100%. Thank you for reading.

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on 12/26/2006

Great sound card for gaming, no problem at all. Best price at, FREE shipping.

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by Kernlk on 3/23/2007

Installation of the card was very easy. It replaced my Audigy card and the software is specifically adapted to give the card flexibility with the different ways a person might use their computer. The sound reproduction is definitely a step up from the Audigy. A great buy for a low to mid range PC budget user.

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Turbocharge your PC gaming experience with Sound Blaster® X-Fi XtremeGamer! Get faster frame rates and intense, realistic game sounds with more audio processing power. Experience headphone surround sound so good, you’ll swear you’re listening to multichannel speakers. And hear all the crisp, clear highs and bone-crushing lows you’ve been missing. Transform all of your games, music and movies into Xtreme Fidelity™ quality.


Manufacturer Creative Labs
Mfg Part# 70SB073A00000
SKU 203138686
UPC 054651136052
UPC 14 00054651136052
Get the speed you need when every second counts
Win big with a powerful, completely new audio
processing engine that boosts real game performance by up to 15% over motherboard audio and still gives you the fullest audio effects possible!
Hear your enemies before they find you Don’t let them sneak up behind you. X-Fi CMSS-3D
Headphone creates nine virtual speakers over stereo headphones for positional audio that’s so accurate you can actually locate enemies by sound. Multichannel speakers are even better with audio cues that let you hear exactly where they are even between speakers.
Immerse yourself in a new dimension of sound with EAX® ADVANCED HD™
Bullets whiz past your head. Explosions shake the
room. Take reality to the next level with EAX®
ADVANCED HD™ sound effects.
Revitalize your compressed game sounds
Revitalize compressed game sounds with X-Fi
Crystalizer and hear crisp, sharp gunshots and deep, booming explosions for the most intense gaming experience ever.
Make your MP3s and movies sound better than the original CDs or DVDs
X-Fi Crystalizer™ repairs the damage that MP3 and
WMA compression causes and intelligently enhances
high and low frequencies for cleaner music playback and more realistic movie sound.
Upgrade your MP3 music and stereo movies into full-on surround sound
X-Fi CMSS®-3D matches the sound to your headphones or multichannel speakers and positions specific audio elements—such as voice in the center and ambient sounds in surrounding channels, so your music and movies sound more alive.
Enjoy the ultimate PC movie experience with the latest cinematic technologies
The Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card delivers THX®
certified surround sound and includes Cyberlink’s
PowerDVD software with DTS™ and Dolby Digital®-EX
decoding via free download for an unbeatable DVD
movie watching experience.
Tech Specs
24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs at 96kHz sample rate
24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources at 96kHz to analog 7.1 speaker output
24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of stereo digital sources at 192kHz to stereo output
16-bit to 24-bit recording sampling rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
ASIO 2.0 support at 16-bit/44.1kHz, 16-bit/48kHz, 24-bit/44.1kHz 24-bit/48kHz and 24-bit/96kHz with direct
Enhanced SoundFont support at up to 24-bit resolution
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Weighted)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (20kHz Low-pass filter) = 0.004%
Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input ) 10Hz to 46kHz
Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/192kHz input) 10Hz to 88kHz (Stereo only)
Speaker and Headphone connections for stereo to 7.1 (Line Out via three 3.5mm mini jacks)
Line In / Microphone In / Optical Out* (shared 3.5mm FlexiJack)
Auxiliary Line level Input (via 4-pin Molex connector)
Intel HD Audio Compatible Front Panel Header (2x5pin)
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