AOA Forums AOA Forums AOA Forums Folding For Team 45 AOA Files Home Front Page Become an AOA Subscriber! UserCP Calendar Memberlist FAQ Search Forum Home


Go Back   AOA Forums > Hardware > Graphics and Sound cards; Speakers and other Peripherals


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10th August, 2005, 09:02 AM
Member
 
Join Date: July 2005
Posts: 21

Creative Labs X-fi Sound Blaster

Does anyone know what kind of slot you will need for this card? I could be way off but I could have sworn I saw somewhere ya needed a PCI-E slot for it.if So I'm screwed cuz I only got one
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10th August, 2005, 09:42 AM
dsio's Avatar
Steve Jobs
 
Join Date: October 2002
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posts: 8,037

No mate, it is a PCI card, and at this stage they are not making a PCI-E version, however a PCI-E version is comming after the initial release.

There are about 5 versions in all, all of which so far are PCI 2.2, not PCI-E so you are fine.
__________________
Notebook: Apple Macbook Pro 13" i7 2.7Ghz (3.4Ghz max) 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz (Mac OSX 10.6.7)
Desktop: ASUS Rampage Formula X48
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 (Yorkfield) @ 3.60Ghz (Folding SMP Linux)
Running Fedora 15 Linux (GNOME 3)
Dual Dell 2407WFP
AOA Team fah

Drivers, Games, Demos, Mods and Overclocking Tools At AOAFiles
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 15th August, 2005, 02:04 PM
saquib's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: August 2005
Location: Dhaka
Posts: 209
Send a message via MSN to saquib

how exactly can a xi-fi make games have better fps? isnt fps 99% dependent on cpu, gpu, ram ? cud someone justify dat claim to me! i already own a audigy 2 zs. wud my games "really" be smoother or have more frame rates?
Attached Images
 
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 15th August, 2005, 02:07 PM
Exile69's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: July 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,264

Well, if you use a sound card you can avoid strain on the chipset if it has integrated audio, and the FPS gains would be very low.
__________________
AOA Team fah

Corsair CX 750W | TP-Link Archer | MSI Z-390A Pro | ASUS GTX 1060 3GB Phoenix | Intel i5-9600K @ 3.7GHz | 16GB G.Skill DDR4 3200 | Corsair Carbide 275R | Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo | 500GB Samsung 860 EVO + 120GB Kingston SV300 | Sony BT Headphones/Anker BT Speaker| ASUS TUF Gaming VG24V | Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed | Microsoft Wireless Keyboard
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 15th August, 2005, 02:15 PM
dsio's Avatar
Steve Jobs
 
Join Date: October 2002
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posts: 8,037

It isnt so much that as it is taking load off the CPU. Having onboard memory on the X-Fi means that it will not have to use main system memory during games, furthermore, the CPU still handles much of the EAX calculations and effect processing even with the Audigy 2 / 4 cards. It has been getting better and better over time, to the point where EAX in itself uses almost no CPU cycles in its standard state, however the EAX Advanced HD (EAX 4.0) uses alot of CPU cycles.

That is how a sound card improves performance. An AC97 onboard with EAX emulation can consume 20% of a 2.4Ghz Pentium 4 processor's cycles. In comparison, a SBLive! would reduce that to 9%. An Audigy takes that down to 3%, and an Audigy 2 takes it down to 2%. Enabling EAX 4.0 on an Audigy 2 brings that back up to around 10% again. The X-Fi is a dedicated part that is designed to take as much stress off the CPU during gaming, and particularly EAX as possible.

That is how it makes it faster.
__________________
Notebook: Apple Macbook Pro 13" i7 2.7Ghz (3.4Ghz max) 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz (Mac OSX 10.6.7)
Desktop: ASUS Rampage Formula X48
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 (Yorkfield) @ 3.60Ghz (Folding SMP Linux)
Running Fedora 15 Linux (GNOME 3)
Dual Dell 2407WFP
AOA Team fah

Drivers, Games, Demos, Mods and Overclocking Tools At AOAFiles
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 15th August, 2005, 02:18 PM
Exile69's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: July 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,264

Thanks for the clarification, dsio.
__________________
AOA Team fah

Corsair CX 750W | TP-Link Archer | MSI Z-390A Pro | ASUS GTX 1060 3GB Phoenix | Intel i5-9600K @ 3.7GHz | 16GB G.Skill DDR4 3200 | Corsair Carbide 275R | Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo | 500GB Samsung 860 EVO + 120GB Kingston SV300 | Sony BT Headphones/Anker BT Speaker| ASUS TUF Gaming VG24V | Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed | Microsoft Wireless Keyboard
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 15th August, 2005, 02:25 PM
saquib's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: August 2005
Location: Dhaka
Posts: 209
Send a message via MSN to saquib

aah okay... thanx a lot for dat info dude
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Audio Card 79.99 - 30.00 rebate = 49.99 mookydooky Online Deals, and Steals 0 12th December, 2004 07:30 PM
CREATIVE LABS WebCam NX Ultra 27.96 AR. mookydooky Online Deals, and Steals 0 5th December, 2004 05:19 PM
Creative Labs 9800XT 256mb Razorfish Graphics and Sound cards; Speakers and other Peripherals 0 28th June, 2004 11:54 PM
Creative Blaster 52X Problems Super General Hardware Discussion 14 19th May, 2002 05:15 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:07 AM.


Copyright ©2001 - 2010, AOA Forums
Don't Click Here Don't Click Here Either

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0