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Tuesday, May 02, 2006
The X-Fi Scandal?
It seems that the guys at NGOHQ had some issues with their X-Fi card and wrote an article about it. It's actually their personal view on Creative and their "broken product".
The media around the world already covered it and revealed all these issues many months ago. Creative even confirmed some of these issues. Today after many months, we did a little research to find out what has happened since then. We found out that only a few manufacturers have released BIOS updates to solve some of these issues. Creative has made a mysterious firmware upgrade that cannot be found on their website, and some users claimed it killed their card. According to users in their forums, most of the effected consumers are STILL having issues with the X-Fi series.
Now how much truth lies in it is hard to say, everyone seems to have their own opinion and those with the negative one are usually the loudest.
Personally I never experienced any issues with my X-Fi, but I had it installed in only one setup so I might have been lucky. Again, any comments are welcome, those negative and those positive.