Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-Fi 2 discussion thread

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by Keitosha, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Keitosha

    Keitosha Ancient Guru

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    Well, since my PCI-e x1 port is never used, i really hope that they will release a PCI-e x1 version. I want to run an X-Fi 2 next to my Prelude since my PCI slots are full.

    Yes, i know i'm a madman! :arnie:
     
  2. NvidiaFreak

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    X-Fi 2 is going to be a epic fail hardware because its creative and there EA but for sound cards. really why people keep going to creative labs after having poor drivers and software not even working on vista and yes X-fi had DD and DTS in vista in the dell driver but creative took it off so people got to wait for X-fi 2 with the full working software they had in XP.

    Daniel_K made the X-fi work on vista with 100% software and creative was going to sue him for making there driver work on vista lol right, so X-fi 2 can go to hell and creative too.

    creative stop with the god damm Fatal1ty crap ok, that guy is a big douchebag for even selling his self to creative labs and putting his ulgy logo on a creative labs box, i bet you creative give this guy $100 for each sound card they sell lol.

    BS Auzen X-Fi Prelude is the audio of choice for gaming not the X-fi from creative.
     
  3. ElementalDragon

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    NvidiaFreak: uuh... duh? it's called sponsorship. If Creative wasn't his sponsor, we probably wouldn't have even HEARD of Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel.
     
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    I know exactly what the next X-Fi will be: the next sound I will completely ignore. Well, not completely, because I'm going to read about it. But you get the idea.
     

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    I knew about him long before I ever knew he put his name on sound cards, X-Fi Prelude > anything with the Fatal1ty tag on it ;)
     
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    hahaha, its funny, that guys street cred left the building years ago and left a big smelly turd in its place lmao
     
  7. RejZoR

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    Prelude is great but only if you have the budget. For others XtremeMusic or XtremeGamer are the obvious choices.
    I doubt Auzentech will get rights to use X-Fi 2 tech right away so don't expect Prelude 2 anytime soon...
    Also regarding DD/DTS decoder. How many of you actually watch DVD's on PC and what difference does it make for today's dual core CPU's. I don't miss that feature at all. Everything else works under Vista as it did under XP. So i have no clue why ppl are complaining and whining all the freakin time.
     
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    I watched a DVD on my PC a few days ago (Mr. Brooks), sounded great :D
     
  9. RejZoR

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    Well, i'm sure it would sound just as fine without HW decoder.
    I've watched Final Fantasy DVD not long ago and it was stunning on MX5021... No HW decoding involved.
     
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    I was using VLC to play it, what do you use?
     

  11. RejZoR

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    Wmp11
     
  12. Tom F

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    I don't really care. I'd much rather get a Prelude (I'm guessing the price will drop when it's no longer the most recent creative chipset) than pay through the nose for new technology.

    PCI Express is the only thing that would interest me. Then again, the old Audigy does the job just fine ;)
     
  13. Mannerheim

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    My Creative soundcard is my LAST ever!!!!

    I can always UPGRADE to my Sound Blaster live! PCI x)
     
  14. roguesn1per

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    Last creative??

    Why do i doubt that lol...Lots of people will go crawling bak to creative when they release a new card.
     
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    If i dont get what i want.. HARDWARE acceleration. I dont need that card.
    Onboard and OLD SB can do the same.
     

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    Or you could get a Prelude and be a lot happier ;)
     
  17. roguesn1per

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    nowdays u dont need hardware acceleration.

    U just need go components. becuase software can always emulate anything
     
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    Wouldn't hardware acceleration be more accurate in tasks like 3D Positional Audio/Reverb Effects etc.?
     
  19. RejZoR

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    Of course it can. Ever wondered why we don't run Crysis (or any other 3D game in that case) using software rendering? Thats right, it's too friggin slow, doh...
    Sure you can render 32 voices and basic EAX (thats 2.0) using CPU with fairly low impact, but forget doing the same using 128 voices (thats 4 times more) using EAX 4.0 HD or even EAX 5.0 HD that applies multiple effects on single sample of each channel including sound reflection and occlusion. EAX2 was global, EAX4 and above are not anymore. The impact would be simply too high even for most high end CPU. Days where one CPU core will be dedicated to sound alone are still at least a (half) decade away imo...
     
  20. roguesn1per

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    Umm dude...crysis sound is all done through software...No hardware is used. its all the engine doing the work. All effects are using are real-time DSP effects, or reverb. This Gives the same sound quality to everyone on any platform with any sound card.

    It refered to as FMOD from crysis Designers.
     

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