Originally Posted by Lex Luger
That was the high end board of the original X-Fi series. There are 3+ types of X-Fi sound card boards and all of them are better than any onboard motherboard sound that I know of. It's definitely worth it to install it.
1-The original X-Fi full card with full 64 mb of "sound ram" (this is what you have)
2-The half card "gamer" version with 8mb of "sound ram"
3-pci express version with the updated v2 x-fi chip and 12 mb of "sound ram"
The also a fake "xtreme" version X-fi with does all sound processing in hardware. None of that matters nowadays since no game that I know of has any hardware sound processing.
The only problem with yours is it's on PCI and many newer motherboards no longer have pci slots, especially very high end motherboards. Those original full size X-Fi boards were very expensive when they came out ($300) in 2005 I believe.
You got the brands mixed up there
The OPs card is an auzentech prelude , its not technically a creative card
Its roughly onpar with the xfi fatality but does a better job
I would install it for the quality. You wont gain any performance due to your cpu/ ram