X-Fi Titanium Fatality series: PCI Express card

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by ¬69er, May 16, 2008.

  1. ¬69er

    ¬69er Master Guru

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    Creative promised fully-fledged X-Fi for PCI Express long time ago
    and finally it is here. Actually they are, as there are two models, as usual with Creative one comes with a break-out box and one without it.

    http://asia.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=208&product=17791

    http://asia.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=209&subcategory=669&product=17813

    Both cards come with DDL - so that full gaming audio with all EAX effects can be encoded into a bitstream and sent to a receiver.

    (I still prefer euld good analog way though:nerd:)

    EDIT: anyone saw anything about their pricing?
     
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  2. Jatt5

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    Thats good. Anyways i would like creative use Polymer solid Capacitors and Not junk capacitors on there x-fi cards.
     
  3. tuco

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    I just don't have a spare PCIE slot lol.
     
  4. InfamousAndy

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    The original creative press release here says they are priced at S$219 and S$299 for the Card and Card + I/O Bay (Singapore dollar). At the current exchange rate, it translates to $161.46 and $220.44 respectively. Currently, Creative.Com lists the card without the I/O bay at $149.99 (pre-order) here
     
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  5. ROBSCIX

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    Hopefully they have good output sections for analog. They don;t say the exact chips they use, I hope they wised up a bit and decided to use some good parts. The Specs say Analog output SNR of 109 db, Not too bad if the card can actually live up to it.
     
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  6. strad

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    no hdmi connector ?
     
  7. MountainLynx

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    While it would be a nice feature, where would the 1080p image come from? The only way I could see something like this being implemented is via a Crossfire/SLI finger on the sound card, which would require Creative to work together with nVIDIA and ATi to create drivers to provide video through the Crossfire/SLI bridge, and considering how reluctant Creative has been known to be with driver support, I really don't see that happening.

    Still think it could be an awesome feature, though.
     
  8. ROBSCIX

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    ..Auzentech has their HDMI 1.3 card coming which also has a DVI input for integration into the HDMI cable. That solution would work for both audio and video.
    Sorry to get off topic.
     
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    I bet daniel K will make an Hybrid PCI-E PCI driver with fully fonctionnal DDL driver :D
     
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    That is an equally clever solution.
     

  11. 91LudeSiT

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    I thought that creative said that PCI-X was not conducive to audio cards. So what would be the benefit over a tradition x-fi?
     
  12. anthony

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    it would have been nice for creative to fix the drivers for the pci card first before making a pci-e card.
     
  13. GenClaymore

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    they took too long to add DD live,and then the price of it. is more then the prelude. IF I didnt have my prelude. I would still go for it over the 219 tianium and the 299 one.
     
  14. Daervon

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    heh...

    Not going to spend $200+ on a card, just to have constand crackles/pops/BSODs until I lose 2 of my 4gigs of RAM while waiting for Creative to get their thumb out of their ass and make working drivers.

    On-board sound works fine till I decide on a better sound card (which probably will be Asus's, as even Auzentech uses Creative chips and I'm not giving any money to Creative again, even indirectly).

    D.
     
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    Those prices are in SINGAPORE dollars. In US Dollars, it will cost 149.99 and 199.99, apparantly.
     

  16. Pablo

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    Why do they always remove the gold plated connectors just to save a few quid....

    I think im still going with the Prelude.... not sure as pci-E version is usefull for me as i need all my pci slots....

    After the hasstle with poor drivers etc, theyve put me off them a little.
     
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    Using colored connectors make it easier to identify which is which as compare to all using gold connectors.. the card looks pretty awesome in black
     

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