X-fi modes

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by RockMarc, May 4, 2009.

  1. RockMarc

    RockMarc Member Guru

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    Might be a stupid question, but can somebody explain the different modes (Gaming/Entertainment/Audio Creation) to me? Please dont tell me what they're for ... :nerd:

    I mean the technical differences/advantages/disadvantages ?
     
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    Entertain mode has eax 1 - 3 but allegedly has better quality audio for dvd/movies/music?
    Game mode has eax 1 - 5
    Audio create mode has lots of turning knobs for input devices ect
     
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    Iarwain Banned

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    I've read that Entertainment mode has some filters or processes that clean stuff up a bit, game mode handles stuff for games like EAX, as well as offloading some of the processing to the card itself, and audio creation mode...Dunno.
     

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    audio creation is hw asio driven so you can benefit from low latency and sample rate up to 24bit/96khz, arrange wav, midi samples, etc... very handy in deed, i use it in Reason works like a charm :D

    For music is still imo entertainment or audio creation mode (using asio plugin in win amp), in game mode it sounds kinda distorted.
     
  6. RockMarc

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    Thanx for the replies. Intresting that there's no precise and reliable information about the modes available ...

    Whatever, another question regarding the the sound settings like 24 bit and sample rates:

    Are there any negative effects, when i turn these settings up (e.g. to 24 bit, 96000 Hz or even 192000 Hz )?
    Why isn't the highest setting standard, if there aren't any problems?
     
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    They will, potentially, dramatically, affect CPU usage at higher settings. Depending on your hardware, it may also be incompatible. I recall setting 24bit a few years ago on a computer not capable of it, and all I got was scratchy sound.
     

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