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Originally Posted by Rakukojin View Post
Not true, the specs for technical specs between the two are the same but Newegg lists the Xtremegamer as 96kHz and Fatal1ty as 192kHz. Actually they both can do 24-bit 192kHz for stereo output and 24-bit 96kHz for 7.1 output. They sound exactly the same like all middle-range X-Fi cards.
Hmm if thats true then thats borderline false advertisement. Shame on newegg.
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Hmm if thats true then thats borderline false advertisement. Shame on newegg.
Might be shame on Creative since thats what Creative lists as the specs, newegg just copies it...
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post #13 of 24
Both cards sound exactly the same....The FPS has 64 Xram(Which is not very effective) thats the main difference.......
    
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post #14 of 24
K im confused those are the cards I can't decide on either you guys saying theres no difference between the 2 other than the bs Xram?

Also from what I can tell even the Xtreme Music looks exactly identical aside from not having Xram...
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post #15 of 24
Anything between the X-Fi Elite to ExtremeAudio will all sound the same.

The Elite has different OpAmp and a better DAC, while the ExtremeAudio is just a piece of crap.
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post #16 of 24
just get the extreme music its has the sound of the fatality but less $$
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post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by crazcookye View Post
Anything between the X-Fi Elite to ExtremeAudio will all sound the same.

The Elite has different OpAmp and a better DAC, while the ExtremeAudio is just a piece of crap.
He's correct. Avoid the Xtreme Audio - it's not an X-fi. The rest of the line all uses the same DAC, ADC, DSP chip, opamps, etc. The only difference is the amount of X-Ram. And of course once you get to the Elite you have the CS4398 DAC, which is the same as that used in most of E-Mu's top of the line products, and the JDC2114 op amps.
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post #18 of 24
go with the xtremegamer over the fatal1ty, its not worth the extra cash...

but if you can, try and find a XtremeMusic card, typically the same card as the XtremeGamer, but is a full sized card, and also can be modded, as the XtremeGamer cannot.

all in all, go for the XtremeGamer, dont waste ur cash on the fatal1ty just because it has a 1 in the word fatality doesnt make it anymore better ><
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post #19 of 24
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go with the xtremegamer over the fatal1ty, its not worth the extra cash...

but if you can, try and find a XtremeMusic card, typically the same card as the XtremeGamer, but is a full sized card, and also can be modded, as the XtremeGamer cannot.

all in all, go for the XtremeGamer, dont waste ur cash on the fatal1ty just because it has a 1 in the word fatality doesnt make it anymore better ><
The extreme gamer fatal1ty can be modded tho, and is made at a higher quality then the vanilla extreme gamer.
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The extreme gamer fatal1ty can be modded tho, and is made at a higher quality then the vanilla extreme gamer.
What is the mod?
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