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Old 21st August, 2005, 07:10 AM
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Creative SounBlaster X-Fi

i picked me up the xtrememusic version today and all i can say is OMG!!!! this is the best ******* sound i have ever heard, ever... and in BF2
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Old 22nd August, 2005, 04:47 AM
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I did nit know that SB Xfi has been released. I am strongly considering getting the Fatality series. The 64 of on board ram sounds enticing and the upgraded emu chip. I have been generally plesed with SB except i think they went to far overboard on the live series. The live series though good were not in my opinion up to par.
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Old 22nd August, 2005, 06:10 AM
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dont go with the fatal1ty, its not worth the $$, IMO the XtremeMusic version is all you need
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Old 22nd August, 2005, 11:04 AM
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I do think it offers lower cpu overhead, which if you are after squeezing every last FPS from your setup would be nice, but it means having fatality, written visably on your system
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Old 22nd August, 2005, 11:46 AM
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BTW: The two higher end ones have the onbard 64mb RAM. The only current game to support the use of this is BF2.
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Old 22nd August, 2005, 12:21 PM
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Hey wonder,
Can you write up a review for us and take pix? I'm sure we'll put it up on the front page!!
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Old 22nd August, 2005, 12:37 PM
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I thought only the fataility version had the X-Ram
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Old 22nd August, 2005, 12:43 PM
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No the Elite Pro and the Fatal1ty both do.
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Old 22nd August, 2005, 12:50 PM
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So it does
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What's the AU price on this? im only using onboard iv'e been thinking about buying a soundcard.
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Old 22nd August, 2005, 01:32 PM
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hey robbie, i would like to do a review but school started for me last week so i dont have time to.

also, on the card just above the audio processor there is a RAM chip, i didnt really look at it but i did wonder why it was there....i will take pics today after school
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Old 22nd August, 2005, 11:19 PM
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heres some pics
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Run that sucker for an hour or two straight and see if that chip get's hot at all. (I'm just wondering)
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Where can I get one of those in the US?
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Old 23rd August, 2005, 01:58 AM
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best buy!!
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How much of a "Best Buy" was it?
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$140.13 including tax
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where's those benches?


huh?


where?
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Old 23rd August, 2005, 05:01 AM
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well, i ran 3dm03 sound test, and it never went below 30fps, i havent done anything else with it...any suggestions?
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I bought the same one you did and the difference is totally awesome. I was not even aware that frog sounds and a few other sounds were around when sniping. I can only say the ears tell you more than a benchmark will. too many variables and the results are rarely the same :}
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