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Originally Posted by mechtech View Post
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.
They should stick to manufacturing the APU and leave the PCB design to the 3rd party companies like Auzentech. This would allow them to specialize.....worked in the graphics market.

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PCI-E sound cards are typically bad as compared to regular PCI, I wonder if this new card is a real contender.
Exactly where are you getting this data from? The reason I ask is because I've read the exactly opposite....in fact PCI tends to have more noise than PCI-E IIRC.
Here is some noteworthy info.
One thing to keep in mind is that you can't OC the PCI-E bus much with a PCI-E card.......
Edited by binormalkilla - 5/17/08 at 10:02pm
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post #32 of 40
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I can't imagine they'd be able to utilize any of that extra PCIe bandwidth...soundcards aren't that intensive.
Um, PCIe X1 runs at 250MB/s, modern PCI runs at 266MB/s.

What extra bandwidth?
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post #33 of 40
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They should stick to manufacturing the APU and leave the PCB design to the 3rd party companies like Auzentech. This would allow them to specialize.....worked in the graphics market.



Exactly where are you getting this data from? The reason I ask is because I've read the exactly opposite....in fact PCI tends to have more noise than PCI-E IIRC.
Here is some noteworthy info.
One thing to keep in mind is that you can't OC the PCI-E bus much with a PCI-E card.......
Its not like you are going to overclock a sound card...That is totally irrelevant.
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Its not like you are going to overclock a sound card...That is totally irrelevant.
No, I'm referring to overclocking the PCI-E bus, and plenty of people (myself included) do this. It allows for more stability with higher OCs on the graphics cards, especially with dual GPU solutions.
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post #35 of 40
This is a waste. There will be no sound difference between the X-FI Platinum Fatal1ty Champion and the Titanium Fatal1ty Champion. It's not going to be like the difference between the Audigy 2 and X-FI. The difference will be minimal at best.

Well, the good thing here is that this will push down the price of the current Fatal1ty Champion. Yeah, that's the only benefit I see here. It's too bad that I already spent $180 on my sig rig sound card.
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post #36 of 40
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No, I'm referring to overclocking the PCI-E bus, and plenty of people (myself included) do this. It allows for more stability with higher OCs on the graphics cards, especially with dual GPU solutions.
Hint - The X-FI Titanium series is a line of sound cards, not graphics cards.
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Hint - The X-FI Titanium series is a line of sound cards, not graphics cards.
yeah but you're missing his point...if you overclock the PCI-E bus, it would affect all PCI-E inputs. increasing the bus when a sound card installed is probably not a good idea, might not even work.

i think thats what binormal was getting at. he's not trying to overclock a sound card lol.
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
here's a picy:

Looks like this card might be able to "take a beating", as opposed to their current cards that go bad if you accidentally breathe on it. I personally hate all things creative. I'm non-creative now for life. I've had nothing but problems with them, whether it's a sound card or an mp3 player.

/endrant
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LOL, um...I'm still looking to get my moneys worth out of the last card! Screw anything new IMO!

I just don't see myself buying anymore Sound blaster!

Just me 2 cents...
     
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the only reason i would consider a swap/upgrade to this new series, is that its PCI-E 1x. which means i have a spare PCI slot when running a M-GPU setup. Gigabyte likes to place PCI slots RIGHT under the bottom PCI-E 16x slot...meaning a dual slot video card hogs all the space.
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