Creative Utilizes New-er Technology

"With the release of the PCI-Express system bus being at least 3 years ago, Creative Technology has finally decided to utilize the bus with one of their audio cards. Read inside for more details..."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 15/01/07
Author: MikeEnIke
Source: Xbit Labs

Creative Labs PCI-E Audio Card

Creative Technology is known for its achievements in the audio industry; mostly for their advanced sound cards and their good quality speakers. Their sounds cards have always utilized the PCI bus to supply your PC with the audio power needed, but they have just announced that they will begin using the PCI-E x1 bus to transfer information from the card to the internal workings of the computer.

Images of Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio for PCI Express x1 bus, which have been published by several web-sites, reveal that the card carries one relatively small X-Fi chip, an unknown audio codec, the lack of onboard memory buffer, relatively small number of capacitors, the absence of MIDI port and the presence of S/P DIF connectors and five analog connectors to attack 7.1-channel audio system.

There is no information on the release date of this card, or any cards of the type. There is also no price point set, but it is suggested that the retails price be $129.

Tell us what you think. Relieved that sound card manufacturers are finally using PCI-E? Or did PCI fair just fine? Discuss this article and more on the forum...
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14-01-2007, 22:25:53


I don't know who here watched the playoff games today but all of them were madness. The Pats - Chargers game was definately the most fun, it had me on the edge of my seat pretty much the entire game. It was awesome to see my team beat out the seasons most winningest team and continue on the path of righteousness :D

I call the Pats vs. the Saints in the bowl this year, whatcha think? Pats are definately going all the way once again however, that is unquestionable. w00t w00t!

14-01-2007, 22:36:08

Saints fan here, i live in LA. sorry frag, i really hope the Saints win

14-01-2007, 22:39:14

It's gonna be a sweeeeeet Super Bowl this year, no doubt about it!

Kinda heartbroken that my Seachickens got beat out this year though, that's my home team. I should have expected it however, the hawks have never been a champion team, and probably never will be, thus why I've chose another team to call "my" team. :(

15-01-2007, 03:47:22

Grats Fragster, hope ur team do well

My team may get to the playoffs to get to the premiership this year too :D

15-01-2007, 05:42:38

Nothing against NE, I just like`d watching the Chargers running >.<

NO vS SD woulda been nice.

Know we`re gonna get Chicago vS New England.

Either way, it`s gonna be an excellent time.

15-01-2007, 06:46:40

I wouldn't count out the Saints against the Bears next week, I think the Saints are going to sweep em TBH :)

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