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Thursday, June 14, 2007
X-Fi going PCI Express?
The Inquirer reports that Creative is planning to bring the X-Fi to PCI Express. Previously it was stated that no such move will be made since "the performance of PCIe is truly bad for audio" and that "PCIe is designed for graphics and high data transfer, but audio sends very small packets and the overhead can be very big!". It seems Creative's plans have changed since ASUS announced their PCIe soundcards.
During our trip to Taiwan, we learned that Creative's riposte is set for introduction during second half of this year. In fact, it should be on the market for the "Back to School" shopping madness. Some samples are already floating around, so do not be surprised when pictures of PCIe cards start being leaked through different forums and news sites.
Source: The Inquirer