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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 192KHz
  • PCI Interface
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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 XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series sound card is designed to enhance your PC gaming experience. Named for professional gamer, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, the card's X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer will make your game audio more dynamic and realistic while improving both low and high frequencies giving you smoother, cleaner sound.

The card's audio processor, with help from Creative's CMSS-3D technology, is able to remix 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. There's 64MB of onboard RAM as well, freeing up demands on your PC's memory and increasing overall gaming performance.

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 decoding DTS and Dolby Digital EX duties. The Crystalizer and CMSS-3D technology also team together to improve your digital music and let you "SuperRip" your CDs boosting the fidelity of ripped audio above that of low-quality MP3 files. Add this to your arsenal of gaming weapons today, and open yourself up to a whole new level of sound!

  • newegg X-RAM X-RAM frees up system memory and improves overall gaming audio quality and performance in Battlefield 2, Prey, Quake 4, Doom3 and more game titles that take advantage of X-RAM.
  • newegg X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer The X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer enhances MP3 and movie sound for cleaner, smoother and more 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 5.0 EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 delivers incredibly realistic gaming audio. Drench yourself in an exceptionally dynamic and sensational gaming world.
  • newegg Hardware DTS-ES and Dolby Digital EX Decoding With DTS-ES and Dolby Digital EX decoding, enjoy the latest cinematic technologies for the ultimate Home Theater PC experience!

Learn more about the Creative Labs Fatal1ty Pro

Model

Brand
Creative
Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Model
Fatal1ty Pro

Audio core

Channels
7.1
Sample Rate
192KHz
Digital Audio
24-bit
SNR
109dB

Ports

Line In
Yes
Line Out
Front/Rear/Center/Subwoofer/Rear Center
MIC In
Yes

Spec

Interface
PCI
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows Vista (Drivers available at us.creative.com) or XP (Service Pack 2, x64 or Media Center Edition)

Features

Features
24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs at 96kHz sample rate
24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources at 96kHz to analog 7.1 speaker output
24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of stereo digital sources at 192kHz to stereo output
16-bit to 24-bit recording sampling rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
ASIO 2.0 support at 16-bit/44.1kHz, 16-bit/48kHz, 24-bit/44.1kHz 24-bit/48kHz and 24-bit/96kHz with direct monitoring
Enhanced SoundFont support at up to 24-bit resolution
64MB of X-RAM

Packaging

Package Contents
Sound Blaster X-Fi PCI Card
Quick Start Leaflet
Installation and Applications CD containing: Drivers for Windows XP
Creative Software Suite
User's Guide

Windows Vista

Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2014 10:31:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbought in Feb 2007 and it still works.

Pros: that's right, this sound card works after 7 years of use.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/19/2013 10:54:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI bought back in February 2007 and it's still working

Pros: on a Windows 7 machine.

Cons: none

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  • Robert J.
  • 8/12/2012 8:45:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStopped working

Pros: Seems to do its job

Cons: Just stopped working, for some reason my driver isn't be recognized anymore so its not working. I bought this in 2008 and have had it in the same machine for that long.

Other Thoughts: Is this thing only supposed to last 4 years?

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  • Nikolay B.
  • 3/16/2011 10:36:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad when it works..

Pros: Nice looking card and great sound!

Cons: Lasted me for 2 years and 2 month and just died on me.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/29/2010 8:42:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Great sound, optical audio in (for XBox 360), uses PCI-E X1 slot. Great little card. Got the one with the front panel addition and that is just insanely useful.

Cons: I had so many problems fitting this card in with the aluminum housing it's in.

Other Thoughts: If it wasn't for the box, it would be 5/5

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  • Adam W.
  • 2/19/2009 5:19:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat sound card

Pros: Added to old P4 2.4GHz system so I could record music from my digital keyboard. Probably was overkill, but I have had little trouble with the card. I like that you can record in 24 bit and 192KHz.

Cons: I have had no trouble with the board itself, but with the Web-based driver and application update I have had trouble. Twice now, after downloading the most recent updates (e.g., drivers and/or software), the system didn't recognize the sound card. After using system restore, I was able to use the sound card again. One other time, after runing updates, the sound card was recognized, but I couldn't use most of the associated softward (i.e. the software that came with the sound card). Finally, I have resorted to installing only one update at a time, starting with the drivers, and then rebooting before installing the next update. This seems to work for me.

Other Thoughts: Would give 5 eggs, but the driver and software update process has been quite a hassle for me.

I don't really have need for the 64 MB of XRAM, but I guess it is nice to have just in case.

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  • Timothy S.
  • 1/24/2009 3:47:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsI own 2 of these & they perform great on nForce boards

Pros: I have 2 Dual Boot systems. The first is a nForce 780i / XP 64bit & XP 32bit. The second board is a nForce 680i /Vista Ultimate 32bit & Windows 7 Beta build 7000.
The Sound Blaster drivers posted @ Sound Blaster's site work just fine on all of the Operating Systems except for the Windows 7 Beta. Daniel K @ Sound Blaster has provided a Beta support pack that remedied the drivers for The Windows 7 Beta install until Windows 7 is officially released summer 2009. I am using the Logitech Z5300 5.1 Surround on my 780i system @ 250 watts.....this will wake the neighbors for sure. The sound is "AWESOME"! The ASIO drivers work great with my Midi Controller. Thanks Sound Blaster for another great series. I upgraded to the Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series for more control when editing sound, but the quality of sound is equally "AWESOME"!

Cons: It takes a bit of home work to get the cards to perform as expected, but this is normal when it comes to upgrading. I'll admit that Sound Blaster's support team is pretty useless. The User Forums are loaded with really smart people that don't whine everytime they run into a glitch.

Other Thoughts: Visit the forums for support @ Sound Blaster & you just might find the answers.

Here are the specs on my 780i setup

Motherboard- EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 NF780I Tri-SLI (P04 Bios)
Processor- Intel core 2 extreme QX9650 Quad Core Yorkfield Edition Clocked@3.67GHZ
Memory- 8 GBs CORSAIR-PC2 8500C5D SLI Enabled 1066 Mhz@5-5-5-15 2T Ver4.1 - 2.1 volts
Video cards- NVIDIA QUADRO FX 4500 x 2 using SLI
Hard Drives- Windows XP Pro x32- HD 150GB RAPTOR WD1500AHFD x 2 Striped Boot = 300GB
Hard Drives- Storage- HD 320GB WD3200AVJS x 2 Striped Storage = 640GB
Hard Drives- Windows XP Pro x64- HD 320GB CAVIAR WD3200AAKS x 2 Striped Boot = 640GB
Power Supply- NZXT PRECISE 1200WATT
Sound card- Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Series
Floppy drive- SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5"
Case- NZXT ZERO BLACK/SILVER Full Tower
Monitor- Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC 30"
Speakers- Logitech Z5300 5.1 Surround
Sound Editing- M-Audio's, Axiom 61 Midi Controller
Dual Boot System-
XP32bit
XP64bit

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  • DAMIAN M.
  • 1/22/2009 9:35:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat sound

Pros: this thing in powerful. Puts out alot of volume and at the freqences I want. Great software, worked right out of the box

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: if you are useing Teamspeak or some other chat program make sure you change the input output devise in the program.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/10/2009 9:00:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBrilliant card

Pros: I was one of those people who thought onboard audio was good enough and that sound cards provided little to no difference. I only said that because at that time, I didn't own one and therefor had to backup my little integrated Realtek HD. I finally took it upon myself to buy one and try it out. Immediately after buying and installing the card, I noticed clear and crisp audio from my games, movies, and music. The bass boomed my entire room and I could hear every tiny detail. I could even hear things in songs which I never knew were there, even after listening to said songs for years. I am using this card with a decent 5.1 setup and let me tell you, after experiencing one of these in action, you will never want to go back to onboard integrated audio.

Cons: Many people have been getting driver problems with Creative's sound cards, especially on Windows Vista. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit and I have only had one problem with it, which was the inability for games to enable EAX high quality audio due to a difference in DirectSound from Vista. This can be solved however by downloading Creative's ALchemy program located on their website and setting up your games with it.

Other Thoughts: -Use this card with a decent sound setup such as a high end 2.1 system or a good surround sound system to get the most out of it. Your ears will thank you for the superb audio.

-Download and install the latest drivers from their website after you get the card set it up as the CD drivers are often many versions behind and have less functionally compared to the newer ones.

-Try using higher quality music files such as FLAC or high bitrate MP3. Comparing 128-bitrate MP3 songs to their 320-bitrate MP3 or FLAC counterparts, the quality difference was astounding. It is basically having the band right in room performing for you. You can use the Wave Studio software on the CD to convert the audio to a higher bitrate to squeeze a tiny bit more clarity out of it.

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  • Matthew L.
  • 1/8/2009 1:27:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggswasn't so sure but...

Pros: Bought this at a local store on clearance for 60 bucks. I wasn't so sure, but at that price I couldn't pass it up for my newest build. I've always used on board sound, but decided to give a dedicated sound card a shot, and to my surprise it made a huge difference. Music and movies sound better, and Games sound awesome, and I notice a decrease in CPU usage to boot. I don't think I could ever go back to onboard sound!!

Cons: Heard a lot about "crackle and popping" with this card, one of the reasons I was hesitant to pick it up. For the most part it wasn't an issue, but it did happen once after reinstalling vista. Easy problem to fix, uninstall drivers, download newest drivers from creative, and reinstall. Repeat until it works correctly (I had to do it twice, my friend had to do it four times, but it still worked fine).

Price.... costs almost as much as my CPU and GPU here on newegg.
Can't see it through my case without a side window :(

Other Thoughts: Biostar Tforce 790gx AM2+
AMD Phenom 9850 Black @3.0GHz (Phenom IIs out today!)
Arctic Cooling 64 Pro
4 GB Gskill DDR2 1066 (soon to be 8)
Asus Radeon 4850 (680/1050) (crossfire soon)
ACER 22" LCD
Emachines 17" LCD
Samsung SATA DVD-RW
Lite-ON PATA DVD-R
Maxtor 40GB PATA
Seagate 320GB SATA
WD 640GB SATA
Windows Vista Ultimate x64
Ubuntu x64
Windows XP Pro 32 bit

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