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Originally Posted by bojinglebells;15319755 
lol, are you making that conclusion based on pictures? if anything it looks exactly like the X-Fi Fatality Pro except it has a window in the EMI shield so you can see the new processor

the whole point to the X-Fi HD is to include superior DACs and OP-amps (which are easily replaceable to improve quality even further) to provide superior sound quality, not add features, and from the specs they give, the Recon3D is virtually identical to the Titanium (again, other than the processor), not the HD.

based on the information posted on the creative asia website. The fatality professional supports everything the HD does, including THS trustudio, all the same outputs, etc.

Even if it doesn't, understand that creative will shift all of their high end cards to the new recon3d processor, which was my original point. Just like the audigy before it, which was relegated to the super low end / budget cards. If the fatality profession isn't the hd successor, something else will be. But as far as I can tell from creative asia's website, the fatality professional will be a successor - it has all the THX support, THS trustudio, same outputs, etc. But apparently we have some time to wait, since the PCI-e versions of the recon3d aren't even supposed to be available until december/early Q1 2012.
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Is this a good sound card for BF3 or i should be looking for something else?
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Originally Posted by Riou;15321551 
EAX is not possible on NT 6.0 and NT 6.1. Furthermore, EAX is not used by games anymore.

The great thing about the X-Fi and EAX 5.0 is that it can be used in any game or application You can fire up creative console launcher and enable it to apply broad EAX effects or CMSS3D to your sound settings, and some of the presets sound fairly good for gaming.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;15321563 
Is this a good sound card for BF3 or i should be looking for something else?

Considering the pci-e versions won't be out for a while, perhaps something else? We have a few months before X-Fi is replaced.
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Originally Posted by bgtrance;15310961 
Umm is it me or are these near the same features as a Titanium HD? W.e the case is I'll hold to my card for a while.

But it has a window on it so we can see inside.

Clearly better.
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Originally Posted by Riou;15321551 
EAX is not possible on NT 6.0 and NT 6.1. Furthermore, EAX is not used by games anymore.

Yes it is possible, through ALchemy anyway. They haven't bothered to update support for it though, so there are a lot of titles that won't let you enable it. With these cards, they seem to have killed EAX support off completely, so I see no point in buying them for gaming over something like my Xtreme Gamer, which is way cheaper and does the job.

And it doesn't matter if it's not used by games anymore, I still replay old games a lot and EAX was the only selling point they had (that and decent audio positioning for gaming, which Xonar cards seriously lack). Now, people may as well stick to on-board, budget end or external sound cards, no point sticking quad core processors and any other fancy, gimmicky crap on sound cards that will just idle/do nothing 99% of the time.
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So a Titanium HD with PC speaker jacks? Thats a good thing. I wanted the HD but there is not way to connect it to my PC speakers as they only have standard pc speaker connection.

no, not an HD, just a regular X-Fi Titanium with a Recon3D processor instead of X-Fi
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Originally Posted by francesthemutes;15320909 
So these are the successor cards to X-Fi technology?

yes, thats the way it appears, but again, the new DSPs don't guarantee it to be a better overall soundcard unless you're piping out a digital signal to an external receiver to do the DAC work, and even then the results may be subjective depending on how well the DSPs and their features actually work
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based on the information posted on the creative asia website. The fatality professional supports everything the HD does, including THS trustudio, all the same outputs, etc.

Even if it doesn't, understand that creative will shift all of their high end cards to the new recon3d processor, which was my original point. Just like the audigy before it, which was relegated to the super low end / budget cards. If the fatality profession isn't the hd successor, something else will be. But as far as I can tell from creative asia's website, the fatality professional will be a successor - it has all the THX support, THS trustudio, same outputs, etc. But apparently we have some time to wait, since the PCI-e versions of the recon3d aren't even supposed to be available until december/early Q1 2012.



these new cards will only be potentially superior to the Titanium HD if you're sending a digital signal to external receiver to do the DAC work

also, I never said there wouldn't be an Recon3D HD product, but until there is the Titanium HD still holds a pretty significant advantage over these cards for headphone users
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So a Titanium HD with PC speaker jacks? Thats a good thing. I wanted the HD but there is not way to connect it to my PC speakers as they only have standard pc speaker connection.

Wat?

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So that adapter will work with my 3 pin connectors from my 5.1 speaker system?
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