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post #1 of 10
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Specifically, I have the X-Fi Platinum [if this makes any difference..it's with a front panel]. For those of you have installed the software, you know that there are three modes. The Entertainment, Game, and Audio Creation Mode. So I want to ask, does it really make a difference?
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post #2 of 10
Some games require it to be on Game mode, like BF2142. So the short answer is yes, it does. I just leave mine on Game mode all the time unless I'mrecording.
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do games get a real boost in performance from the Fatal1ty platnum? i heard its only if the games supports it
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If the games support it, there might be a small difference in performance, at least from what I've read. The extra onboard memory is pretty pointless still. I dont think its worth all the extra money.
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post #5 of 10
if you're a hardcore gamer, you WILL get a sound quality boost from going into game mode so you can hear footsteps, tell between different guns etc etc, otherwise an ak-47 is still an ak-47 no matter what sound card/headphones your using

I find that if I listen to music on game mode however the quality takes a nosedive, and IMO my music >>>>>>> games

so i just leave it on entertainment
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post #6 of 10
Certain options are only available while in certain modes, such as Bit-Matched Playback only in Audio Creation mode while Hardware 3D Audio Processing is only in Game mode. If you're too lazy to switch back and forth by yourself, use X-Fi Mode Changer.
    
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post #7 of 10
From what I can hear (I have the same card) the gaming mode is a bit louder, more punchy, and has more bass.

Its not much of a difference, but you will notice.
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post #8 of 10
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Maybe this explains why it didn't work when I set BF2's sound to X-Fi. I had it on entertainment mode.
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post #9 of 10
I have noticed the same.. running Music like MP3's in Game Mode blows.. It's more than simple presets. The 3 modes, utilize the Hardware in different ways.
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post #10 of 10
When you switch to Game Mode EAX is enabled :/

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