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Old October 7, 2007, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by dirtfarmer View Post
im current thinking of upgrading my sound, to a sound blaster x-fi xtreme audio from my current sound that build in to mobo a realtek alc883 chip

but i heard some real hoary story about this card, one is it not really a real x fi card, but a rework audigy se

now my question is this card any good, i seem some review from people that got it say it not, and keep away from it as it false label by creative

so just how good is this card any way

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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio is not really a X-FI sound card
read this and it will explain
that one reason why d rive for this card can not be use on only X-FI card, as this one really is not in same class

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Audigy SE ,They share the same chipset? Audigy SE (black PCB) is not X-Fi for sure, but how about this X-Fi Xtreme Audio (blue PCB)? It brings X-Fi name but without the X-Fi chip (it uses same chip with Audigy SE)? CA106 chip-- not a X-FI chip
real X-Fi chipset (, it’s CA20K1!): This is the “giant” processor with huge amount of transistors and outstanding processing power. The “old” chip doesn’t have such capability.
I think Creative shouldn’t trick the consumer by providing X-Fi logo on card which has no X-Fi chip inside. Yes perhaps they can emulate the X-Fi software to run on this old non X-Fi chip
Just pick up a Auzentech X-Plosion you'll be much happier.
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