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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

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Boost your desktop's audio performance with a sound card from one of the premier names in computer audio: Creative Labs. The Sound Blaster Xtreme Audio Sound Card is designed to enhance your PC gaming, music, and movie experience, and improve your computer's overall performance. The card’s X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer will make your game audio more dynamic and realistic, while improving both low and high frequencies to give you smoother, cleaner sound!

The card's audio processor with Creative's CMSS-3D technology remixes your stereo audio into surround sound, even through stereo headphones. This is ideal for playing first-person shooters, so you can hear your enemies before it’s too late.

Music and movies benefit from Creative's audio technology know-how, too. For enjoying your favorite DVDs, the card is THX certified, and can handle DTS and Dolby Digital EX via a free download of Cyberlink PowerDVD software. Simply pop this card into a vacant PCI-card slot in your desktop, and you’ll have speaker and headphone connections for stereo to 7.1-channel surround sound.

  • newegg X-FI 24-BIT CRYSTALIZER The X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer enhances MP3 and movie sound for cleaner and smoother audio that is even better than what you would expect from original CDs or DVDs! It even automatically upgrades existing games to Xtreme Fidelity quality.
  • newegg X-FI CMSS-3D INTELLIGENT SURROUND SOUND REMIXING X-Fi CMSS-3D intelligently upgrades your MP3 music, movies, and games to surround sound using your multi-channel speakers.
  • newegg EAX ADVANCED HD EAX ADVANCED HD supports multiple simultaneous audio environments for exceptionally realistic 3D sound in FPS (first person shooters), MMORPG (massively multiplayer online RPGs), and many more exciting games!

Learn more about the Creative Labs X-Fi Xtreme


Sound Blaster
X-Fi Xtreme

Audio core

Audio Chipset
Sample Rate
Digital Audio


Line In
1 x 1/8" mini jack (shared with microphone in)
Line Out
4 x 1/8" mini jacks
1 x 1/8" mini jack (shared with line in)
Other Ports
Intel HD Audio Compatible Front Panel Header: 2 x 5pin


PCI Express x1
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2 or Media Center Edition)
System Requirements
Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz, AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor or equivalent
Available PCI Express (x1, x4, x8 or x16) slot
256MB RAM (512MB RAM for Windows Vista)
600MB of free hard disk space
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately)
Internet connection to download PowerDVD software


Revitalize your downloaded music and movies

Surround sound from your stereo music and movies

Hear headphone surround that sounds like multichannel speakers

Enjoy realistic sound effects in games

Cinematic surround sound from DVD movies

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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  • Marshall M.
  • 8/21/2014 12:56:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little sound card

Pros: Sound is great, works very well. great price

Cons: none so far

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  • Jerry B.
  • 8/15/2014 11:36:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice sound

Pros: Well packaged. Driver disk has newer drivers and apps than Creative site. For a low priced card works amazingly
well. Well worth the price.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have bought a lot of refurb items over the years. Pleasantly surprised at quality of packaging and usable driver disk. You will not be disappointed.

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  • William A.
  • 7/24/2014 10:51:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer beware - DOA

Pros: The one I bought new a few months back works fine.
However there are NO pros to this one since it was dead out odf the box

Cons: It arrived on time (thanks, NewEgg). BUT it was DOA. I tried it in 4 machines (2 Win7, 2 Linux) and it doesn't register in any of them. I have to assume that although it's supposed to be "refurbished" the refurbishment didn't work. It's dead and I'll have to return it.

So now I get the joy of returning it at my expense to get my money back.


Other Thoughts: I have another of these in a machine here (I'm make my living as a software architect and have several machine in my local lan in my (home) virtual office. So when I saw this I thought it was a good price and I ordered one.

Big mistake.

Now I'll have to pay to ship the dead board back to NewEgg. (I'll reserve comments on having to pay shipping to return a dead board.)

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  • 6/4/2014 4:22:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Spent $27.00 for a refurb and it works great! Thank you Newegg for being the best in the business!!!

Cons: None so far

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  • aaron p.
  • 5/19/2014 3:59:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggstrying to get 5.1 in game using home theater amp

Pros: Easy to install n easy to download drivers n works as expected if using analog connectors

Cons: bought to hook up using spdif n once all ready n working found device would not put out 5.1 sound in game using spdif unless watching a movie. Had to remove n use hdmi cables out of video card to home amp n then sent video from amp to monitor to get 5.1 in game.

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  • Carmen O.
  • 2/3/2014 8:12:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcelletnt

Pros: Good device if you want to attach a optical link. Windows 7 read it right away and I went to the creative site for the updates. Works like a charm. Games sound amazing.

Cons: NONE

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  • William B.
  • 2/1/2014 2:56:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSB X-Fi XtremeMusic PCIe

Pros: Small

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It arrived on 3 days which is nice free shipping. I already knew this was essentially a SB Audigy with more advanced features so that's ok. The listed SNR is @ 104db vs. the full retail & OEM version of this card listed @ SNR 100db listed here at newegg not sure about that maybe this is an older model, but i'll take it.

Firstly it looked new in the white box bubble wrapped and was full of documentation plus the CD.I installed this in a 970A-G46 MSI motherboard in the second PCIe slot which runs @ 8x. It installed just fine. First I installed the drivers directly from Creative, which gave me only the bare audio panel the same as an Audigy SE, so I ended up installing from the CD (new drivers anyway) and it loaded the X-Fi type control panel with bass adjust-bass cutoff-freq., CMSS-3D, Crystalizer, EQ etc.... only one mode for this card vs. a real X-Fi (yes I had a real X-fi back in the day) but the entertainment mode works just fine.

I'm a heavy gamer and I like CMSS-3D spatial gaming positioning vs Dolby that I have on my other card (Asus Xonar DG). Dolby on that card is somewhat gimmicky IMO be-it DH1-2-3 it sounds like tin-can reverb. This cards FP HD Audio case connector works great there was no loss in volume ( headphone amplification) vs. the rear connector that I could discern. Bare sound is about equal the Asus Xonar when no effects applied, and the overall volume and clarity is equal to the Xonar's "Pro-Gaming Mode" headphone amplifier selection (the one in the middle) so the volume on this card is just perfect. This Creative card works best with a 30-32 Ohm headset. Onboard audio is "ok" as it's ALC 892 Realtek but nowhere close to this card in so far as real listening and gaming/DVD with a good set of cans. What set this card apart was CMSS-3D and the Crystalizer. Oh, and powerDVD 9 was nice and it's free when you install from the DVD. Of course like any true geek I use VLC but PowerDVD 9 has a better picture, and if you get into the settings (control-c) and then audio, select "laptop mode" for more volume then you're good to go. I have not had any issues with the Creative X-Fi Xtreme PCIe thus far games are great movies are great! No complaints here. Was a like-new card for $25.00 shipped. Can't beat that deal.

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