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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound Card w/ I/O
Maximum audio performance and connectivity for Pro Gamers
Chosen by professional gamers, the PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series sound card delivers the ultimate PC gaming audio experience. You'll hear realistic EAX® 5 sound effects and 3D positional audio so accurate you can locate opponents by mere sound - even over normal headphones. Plus, get unbeatable performance in your games with hardware accelerated audio and X-RAM.
Realistic EAX® 5.0 sound effects that pull you into the game
Accurate 3D positional audio - even with normal headphones
Accelerated audio for unbeatable game performance
Clearer voice chats for better voice communication
Works with PCI Express equipped PCs
Realistic EAX® 5.0 sound effects
Hear crackling gunfire and earth-shattering explosions. EAX® 5.0 delivers realistic sound effects that will engage you in long hours of gameplay.
EAX® and 3D audio restoration for Windows Vista®
Using Windows Vista®? Creative ALchemy restores the surround sound effect for the same great gaming experience.
Accurate 3D positional audio
Listen to 3D positional audio so accurate, you can locate your enemies through mere sound alone! Plus, the X-Fi CMSS®-3D gives you amazing surround sound even with normal stereo headphones.
Hardware accelerated performance
Get unbeatable performance with hardware accelerated audio that blows motherboard audio away.
Boost your performance even further in games like Quake 4, Battlefield 2, Prey, Unreal Tournament 3 and others that take advantage of X-RAM.
Clearer voice chats
Plug in your headset or microphone and hear the difference immediately. With high-quality input and hardware audio processing, your teammates will definitely hear you loud and clear.
Boost your audio game performance
Designed for gameplay with ultra-realistic EAX® 5.0 sound effects, accelerated performance and a dedicated game mode.
Dolby Digital Live encoding
Connects to your home theater system through a single digital cable (available separately) for compelling 5.1 surround sound.
Windows Vista compatibility
Certified UAA compliant for maximum Windows Vista compatibility.
Gaming X-Fi I/O drive included
Get into gaming mode with the push of a button! Gain easy access even in dark environments with backlit buttons that activate the X-Fi gaming features instantly
Plug your headset directly into the mini jack input, no adapters required.
Adjust the volume of both headphone and microphone with the new recessed volume controls. Especially designed to pop out and back in again to ensure you can close the drivebay door on your tower PC.
Record your own music
PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium has fantastic inputs and low-latency ASIO drivers for great music recording.
Perfect for music, movies and recording
Revitalize downloaded music and movies
Make all your music sound better with Xtreme Fidelity audio technology which restores the detail and clarity to compressed music files like MP3s.
Cinematic surround sound from DVD movies
Enjoy cinematic DVD movie experiences with THX® Certified surround sound and PowerDVD software with DTS-ES® and Dolby Digital®-EX decoding (Internet connection required).
Connect your favorite audio equipment easily.
Which Sound Blaster is right for you?
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Get into the game for only less!
If you want all of the competitive features the PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro Series has to offer but don't need the advanced options of the Gaming X-Fi I/O Drive, take a look at PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro Series.
Sound Blaster X-Fi is Fatal1ty's Choice for Audio!
"When I'm competing, I need top-class performance and the most realistic sound to help me know where my opponents are. Sound Blaster X-Fi really delivers for me...there is nothing faster or better."
Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel is the best-known professional gamer in the world with 38 First Place wins in eight years of tournament play.
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18 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Expensive Sound Card makes for great listeningSep 27, 2008
By Gil Knutson
I expected an improvement over my old Creative card. This one is head and shoulders beyond it. If you don't put the settings too crazy, and keep it more "level" it sounds very good on my relatively poor Altec Lansing headphones. Much more volume, so the headroom is reasonable; it still needs a good headphone amp if you want the best, though... but, it sounds believable.
It was expensive, yes, but so far from what I have heard in two weeks of listening, I will be able to have very good sound through a lot of motherboard upgrades with this card. The RCA inputs are an important, added feature for me, as is the volume control. I am glad I "bit the bullet".
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Exceeded my expections.Dec 29, 2008
By J. T. Pietrewicz
I was blown away by the sound quality of this unit.It's a huge
improvement over the onboard realtek chip.Clarity and directional
positioning in games is amazing and music is vastly improved.
The cmss-3d with headphones does a great job with 5.1 simulation.
Also to note,installation on Vista was a breeze.I installed from
the disc and let auto update do the rest.The software is a bit
bloated but the bells and whistles are fun.You can also do a custom
install and select what you want.If you game or enjoy music you can't
go wrong.I highly recommend this card.
18 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Superior Audio with good drivers. (Unlike integrated Audio chips)Jul 12, 2009
I just picked one of these up because I grew tired of waiting over a year and a half for the maker of my integrated audio chip, to supply a functioning driver. The SigmaTel / IDT chip on my Intel board was decent enough for playback but the drivers were so bad and lacked things like input monitoring, proper switching of recording inputs while in games for voice coms, etc. The drivers would crash and I would lose my mic. They were just horrible. BTW Sigmatel / IDT finally as of a month or so ago added input monitoring to their driver and it still doesnt work. Sigmatel/IDT's new driver also has a huge memory leak where the driver process will use up to 35% CPU. You have to kill the process then restart it to fix it everytime it happens. ENOUGH with Sigmtel /IDT. I cant stand them and That is why i bought a Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series card. (Yes the name is stupidly long)
I was worried because its branded with "Fatal1ty" gamer nonsense and I read some bad things about it online. Everyone seems to bash Creative these days and many are even praising integrated audio solutions such as Sigmatel/IDT and RealTek. Personally, I dont get it. Sigmatel/IDT's integrated products are terrible. Do not rely in integrated audio for quality drivers or quality audio. DO NOT buy into the myth that integrated audio has caught up to Audio Card quality. They havent. Once that chip is on the motherboard, the manufacturers seem to forget about supporting it.
Sound Blaster is just the opposite. I've owned Creative Labs cards since the original Sound Blaster. They have been the backbone of PC audio. This card is incredible. It has very little EMI noise. It has incredible sound quality, very nice high's mids, lows and its output levels are stronger than my peice of crap integrated audio chip which had terrible EMI noise, and terrible drivers. Basically my motherboards integrated audio was worthless and a year long headache.
THIS IS THE CARD TO GET. It cost a lot, but the drivers are solid. It functions as it should. It sounds incredible, and you can count on creative supporting it for many years to come.
DO NOT RELY ON INTEGRATED AUDIO CHIPS. Their drivers are pathetic. That is the lesson here. Do not fall for the misinformation out there. Integrated audio is fine for listening to things but they fail at doing even some of the most basic of audio tasks due to their poor driver support. Creative's X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series has superior sound quality and excellent driver support. That is what you should be demanding from manufacturers, and if you have to pay a premium for it... so be it. Its far better than waiting a year and a half like i did for Sigmatel/IDT to release a driver that worked 75% of the time.
BTW The breakout box that goes in the front of your case is very helpful. I recommend buying this one rather than the one without it. If you play games and use voice coms, get the drive bay inputs.
Again, I cant stress this enough. It is such a relief to not have to deal with my motherboard's integrated audio anymore. Do it right from the start. GET THIS CARD.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Creative got creative on this one!Dec 08, 2009
Pros: Puts every sound card I've owned in the last fourteen years to shame; clarity is amazing; makes speakers sound as if you paid $500 for the set (that is, if you paid at least a hundred bucks for them).
Not only for gamers who like lots of loud sounds and don't care about nuances in the music. In Entertainment mode, great for listening to Classical music.
I/O drive looks really cool mounted in computer bezel.
Easy installation of both hard and software (with exception noted below in Other stuff).
Driver on CD works perfectly with Win 7, 64-bit OS.
Fits in PCI-ex1 slot directly above my Sapphire 5770 card in the PCI-ex16 slot. Also, when mounted, it probably won't interfere with chip set cooler.
Cons: Driver "confusion"*.
My particular PCI-e card does not fully seat in motherboard slot unless I tip it in at an angle (card attachment plate will then not line up with screw hole--but there are ways to arrange things ;>).
The cost? Who cares? This thing is really worth the money
I read every review on every site I could find before buying this sound card. I was worried about all those reviews that stated that their unit arrived DOA, that the analog and digital cables were too hard to plug in and that the software sucked.
Here's what I found out about the these situations . . .*DO NOT INSTALL the latest driver you downloaded from Creative's site BEFORE installing the driver from the supplied CD. What you will get is a message during install that the card is not connected properly and then driver installation will stop. Upgrade the driver AFTER installing the one supplied on the disc (then you won't have to send it back to Creative or Amazon because it arrived "dead"). By the way, during installation of the software, check the 64-bit box if your OS is WIN 7 or Vista 64-bit).
I don't understand the criticism about the cables being hard to seat properly. Possibly, the person is attaching the cables upside down in the slot (easy to do if you don't look carefully at the plugs--the digital plug CAN be installed upside down if your force it in). Attach the cables properly and then you won't have to send it back . . .).
My card does not seat properly in its PCI-e slot. I must put it in so the body of the card is at an angle. I drilled a hole through the attachment plate for the screw hole--problem solved.
18 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Abysmal Product & Customer ServiceApr 09, 2010
By Rock Hard
I purchased this item in Dec 2009 and in Apr 2010 it quit working. It simpley died.
Until you experience the death of your soundblaster, you won't know that you can't contact them via telephone and you won't know the warranty unless you look it up on the web.
The company doesn'tcare about customer service, just your money. This thing was giving my computer system a hard time anyway (Windows 7 ) and I'm kind of glad it died; still a replacement would have been good so I could sell it and recoup as much as possible; so what happened with the 1 year warranty that is normal for most expensive products? When a warranty is only 90 days, it means don't buy it. That's why they don't advertise this in the manual that comes with the soundcard.
I had no choice but to submit a form on their website butI never received a work order number or RMA number or any tracking information letting me know they were working on my situation. Nothing, nada, zilch! To find a phone number, I had to do a search on the web and when I dialed it, it referred me back to their unfriendly website. Hence, I could not get an update on whether or not they received my email request. They basically don't want to have anything to do with the customer after the sale.
This is truly a worthless organization. I will never purchase anything from creativelabs--absolutely nothing.
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