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[TcMag] Creative unveils the X-Fi Titanium series sound cards

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Sound wave specialist, Creative has now released two new sound cards, both part of the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium series. The fresh additions, the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series and Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series both target PC gamers and make use PCI-Express x1 interfaces.

The two new sound cards feature Dolby Digital encoding, 24-bit audio quality and 109db SNR, X-Fi Crystalizer technology to audio algorithms to intelligently and selectively determine how to restore the highs and lows from sound effects, X-Fi CMSS-3D technology, to create virtual surround sound through speakers or headphones, UAA compliance, onboard X-RAM, THX Certified surround sound and ASIO recording support.

In addition to all those above, the Champion Series package also includes an internal I/O drive that can be placed in both 3.5 or 5.25-inch bays and offers mic-in and headphone-out connections.

Both X-Fi Titanium sound blasters will start selling this summer.
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Looks like creative is going head to head with the Asus Xonar...

They have a lot of work to do to regain their image after the driver fiasco though.

I, for one, am quite pleased with my Xonar.
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Here's my concern, and I've been wondering this for awhile, outside of alchemy whats the point of having a soundcard with it's own APU when vista no longer allows hardware acceleration of sound?
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more info please:
-the drivers are vista 100% stable
-more versions -cheaper of course
     
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According to Forbes Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional will be priced at US$149.99, while Champion Series soundcard will cost $199.99.

http://www.forbes.com/prnewswire/fee...___AQF041.html

I thought they will introduce the next gen of X-Fi... bummer.
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Hard to decide now between the Xonar and the new Creative. Very disapointed the P5E onboard as it can not do 5.1 over the optical out like my P5W DH did...
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Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro View Post
Here's my concern, and I've been wondering this for awhile, outside of alchemy whats the point of having a soundcard with it's own APU when vista no longer allows hardware acceleration of sound?
OpenAL is still hardware accelerated.
    
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OpenAL is still hardware accelerated.
So are all the game devolopers switching to openAL or is it still an obscure sound API?
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Was there something about x-Fi2 coming out soon in a story from a month or two ago or am I crazy? When is that coming out?
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Do they support EAX natively in vista without ALchemy? No? Well then i'll pass...
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