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Creative Labs PCI-E Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Audio

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   SKU:  
31779
   Shipping Weight:   2 lbs
   Part #: 70SB104000000
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Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

Why settle for basic, built-in sound, your music and movies deserve Xtreme Fidelity. Add the PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card to your PC and turn your downloaded music into your own personal concert. Watch DVDs or downloaded videos with full cinematic surround sound. Plus experience 3D audio and EAX effects in games.

Quick Specs:
Additional Information
  • EAX ADVANCED HD Sound effects
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz: <0.007% (20kHz Low-pass filter)

X-Fi Technology:

  • X-Fi Crystalizer
  • X-Fi CMSS-3D Virtual
  • X-Fi CMSS-3D Headphone

* Digital Out supports stereo SPDIF out and pass through of multichannel DVD sound

Package Contents
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card
  • Installation CD
  • Quick Start leaflet
Host Interface PCI Express x1 PCI Express x4 PCI Express x16
DAC Data Width 24 bit
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) 100 dB
Sound Channels 7.1
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Form Factor Internal
System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2 or Media Center Edition)
  • Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz, AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor or equivalent
  • Available PCI Express slot (1x, 4x or 16x)
  • 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
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE REACH
Number of Audio Line In 1
Number of Audio Line Out 4
Number of Microphone Ports 1
Audio Processor Model X-Fi
Audio Processor Manufacturer Creative
ProductId1011098224


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Creative
     Manufacturer: Creative Technology, Ltd
     Manufacturer Part Number: 70SB104000000
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.creative.com
     Product Line: X-Fi
     Product Model: Xtreme Audio
     Product Name: Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card
     Product Type: Sound Board
Interfaces/Ports  
     Number of Audio Line In: 1
     Number of Audio Line Out: 4
     Number of Microphone Ports: 1
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:
  • EAX ADVANCED HD Sound effects
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz: <0.007% (20kHz Low-pass filter)

X-Fi Technology:

  • X-Fi Crystalizer
  • X-Fi CMSS-3D Virtual
  • X-Fi CMSS-3D Headphone

* Digital Out supports stereo SPDIF out and pass through of multichannel DVD sound


     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
WEEE
REACH
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card
  • Installation CD
  • Quick Start leaflet

     System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2 or Media Center Edition)
  • Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz, AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor or equivalent
  • Available PCI Express slot (1x, 4x or 16x)
  • 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

Physical Characteristics  
     Form Factor: Internal
Technical Information  
     Audio Processor Manufacturer: Creative
     Audio Processor Model: X-Fi
     DAC Data Width: 24 bit
     Host Interface: PCI Express x1
PCI Express x4
PCI Express x16
     Platform Supported: PC
     Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 100 dB
     Sound Channels: 7.1
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 1 Year

Customer Reviews of (Creative Labs 70SB104000000)

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AceOnRiv
10/23/12
Experience: 2 Years
Pros
nice card
awesome sound
headphones friendly
Cons
nothing
Summary
have bunch of these installed on my other pcs, still working like new, they could power 60-80ohms headphones with out a problem and they have awesome bass too

julie_w
06/06/12
Experience: 1 Months
Pros
Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
Cons
For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
Summary
I heard that this thing is not that great.but for more i really like it. I think it was what i wanted to be.

GeorgesCollombia
06/06/12
Experience: 1 Months
Pros
Worked Without any problem on the first try, worth to buy it so far
Cons
For me the price is abit high but well it is the buyers decision to decide wether to buy or not.
Summary
I heard that this thing is not that great.but for more i really like it. I think it was what i wanted to be.

DudeBuddy
02/14/12
Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Better then on-board sound
Cons
none
Summary
much better then onboard, running on a media server with 5.1 speakers. nice quality and has optical audio

Dominique_R
04/22/10
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Nice alternative to onboard sound, good features and enhancements,
Cons
Nothing really maybe black PCB...
Summary
Good card and provides better sound than onboard since it has all the latest creative enhancements. No issues as others. I have and been using this for awhile. p55 classified 200 left out optical input and i have yet to see an onboard optical in and out on any board. so this is the best budget sound alternative. Good product and recommend it to anyone.

Gerry_B
02/05/10
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
A lot better than integrated audio, everything can be tailored to your own preferences. Card and software very easy to install.
Cons
Nothing so far.
Summary
A wat better option than onboard audio, nice to have an EQ again. As soon as it started you can tell the difference. Install was very clean and easy, don't understand the problems that other people talk about. Using Windows 7 Pro and a i7860 in a HP Pavillion, easy to upgrade.

Alex_O
10/17/09
Experience: 1 Days
Pros
Analog output
Cons
Digital In
Summary
I am very disappointed with this card,It works great with 3.5mm jacks but when you decide you want to use the digital in for ANYTHING it will shout at you constantly with crackling/popping.Currently have sent an email to get the issue resolved but if it isn't soon I won't have the card any longer.

Khas
09/15/09
Experience: 6 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Low price for optical out.
Sound is much better than onboard, when it works.
Cons
Semi-frequent sound crashes.
Poor Drivers
Doesn't work well with Vista.
Summary
I am quite dissatisfied with this card. It crashes in mid game and it seems to have a lot of issues if you try to use Surround Sound. It seems many of the issues I be because of Vista, but I can't confirm nor deny. I will be looking for a new card.

Lucineri
02/18/09
Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Good sound, good price
Cons
none
Summary
Got this when I was upgrading my computer as I figured it was time to ditch the onboard sound. Overall quite happy, good quality, and works alot better than the on-board sound options.

adam_c
02/12/09
Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Very high quality sound
Cons
slow slow soft ware install/updates
Summary
I got this card because wy onboard audio quit, so I decided to upgrade to an opitcal audio output... WOW, what a difference. When I watch movies and play games I hear sounds that I NEVER have before THIS CARD ROCKS. I got a cheap optiacl cable (ION brand) and it work just fine for $7.. no need to spend $50 on a Monster in my mind. Down side is the software, it took 2 hours to instal and update  and once or twice the audio quits. I ran a 10 sec. diagnostic and it works perfect. A minor incoviniance

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URL: http://www.guru3d.com/article/sound-blaster-xfi-xtreme-audio-pcie/
Comment: When the original X-Fi came out it was the first major new architectural change for Creative and for sound cards in years. It really was a great day for gamers and music lovers. The X-Fi offered so many improvements over the Audigy series, it wasn’t funny, new EAX, new Crystallizer, new driver model
Posted by: Poi_A @08/25/09
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