Creative’s SoundBlaster X-Fi line of audio cards is an excellent group of audio cards, covering the full line of needs with their four cards offering different levels of functionality at different price points. While the increased performance, added features are probably not significant enough to swap out your current Audigy2 card, if you are looking to build a new system now, there is no better card to install.
The four cards in the X-Fi line are:
- X-Fi Elite Pro– The most advanced Sound Blaster X-Fi with 64MB of X-RAM, sophisticated recording features and external audio connectivity.
- X-Fi Fatal1ty– The most powerful audio gaming accelerator ever with 64MB of X-RAM for even better sound quality and performance
- X-Fi Platinum-Enhanced MP3 playback, realistic headphone surround and the fastest gaming performance plus complete audio connectivity
- X-Fi Extreme Music-Enhanced MP3 playback, realistic headphone surround and the fastest gaming performance
ExtremeTech has a nice article going over all the spec’s and performance of these cards.
Posted by Jeff