Discover the SoundBlaster X-Fi models. What are the differences, what do the models have in common.
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Sunday, October 15, 2006
New SoundBlaster X-Fi Cards
Out of nowhere two new SoundBlaster soundcards joined the X-Fi Family. The SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeGamer and the SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio. Prices of the new cards are a lot lower compared to the original X-Fi cards. The X-Fi XtremeGamer comes with a price tag of $99.99 and the X-Fi Xtreme Audio at just $69.99.
Both new X-Fi's have support for Creative's 24bit Crystalizer, EAX ADVANCED HD and CMSS-3D but lack the 64MB onboard RAM known as X-RAM.
SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Specifications:
- 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
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Weighted)
- Stereo Output 109dB
- Front and Rear Channels 109dB
- Center, Subwoofer and Side Channels 109dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (20kHz Low-pass filter) = 0.004%
- Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input ) 10Hz to 46kHz
- Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/192kHz input) 10Hz to 88kHz (Stereo only)
SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Specifications:
- Playback: 24-Bit/96kHz 7.1
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >108dB (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Weighted)
- Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz: 0.006% (20kHz Low-pass filter)
- Recording: 24-bit/96kHz
So far only a product page is online which you can find here. More information will be posted as soon as it is available.