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News Creative licenses X-Fi

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 18 Apr 2007.

  1. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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  2. Steelchain

    Steelchain New Member

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    Cool first post :)
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Yeh, nice post.. hmm.

    I thought it a little strange that X-Fi was heading onto motherboards, but then Creative have licensed their technology to be put on motherboards before.

    I wonder what third-party support will be like? Better than Creative's? :)

    edit: \/ great post :thumb: \/
     
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  4. Steelchain

    Steelchain New Member

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    Yeah sorry about that.
    Anyway i readed a press Release from Auzentech say that they are going to us this in there cards. With full dts support and all that.
    That could be very cool as the SB cards have always been lacking in that area.

    http://www.auzentech.com/site/company/press.php
     
  5. Lazarus Dark

    Lazarus Dark New Member

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    I think onboard audio is the way to go, its gotten much better since intel started the hd audio, as long as there is a breakout for the analog connections like on some of asus's mobos, I would just as soon have the sound on the mobo, why not? most real audio enthusiasts will be running the digital out to a receiver of some sort anyway, right?
     
  6. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    So would this mean better drivers too?
     
  7. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    All I care about is the drivers, Windows and Linux (eventually...).
     
  8. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    sounds like a good idea to me! Hopefully we'll start seeing more oboard X-Fi
     
  9. Vash-HT

    Vash-HT New Member

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    Hopefully they actually put a COAX or optical out on the card itself, instead of the stupid digital out that creative puts on their cards.
     
  10. LVMike

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    fantastic. maybe some of the board partners will produce some good designs, and not stick to the stock layout.
     
  11. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    hopefully this will be licensed to more companies.
     
  12. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    Wrong, everywhere you look theres people complaining about the crap windows drivers and lack of any form of linux drivers
     
  13. hughwi

    hughwi Well-Known Member

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    Im looking at this in hope for better drivers and support :D
     
  14. Muunsyr

    Muunsyr New Member

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    I have to agree with Woodstock. There are many things other than the price to complain about with the creative cards.

    1) Drivers. There is a lot of yelling and screaming for more and better drivers for all platforms.

    2) Compatibility. Remember the launch when nf4 was popular? And the problems with nf4's and X-Fi's? While not necessarily Creative's fault, it certainly left a lot to be desired.

    3) Dolby Digital/DTS support. I'm sure that even Creative would be aware that they would have sold more had the X-Fi had this certification.

    4) SPDIF. Goes hand in hand with 3. It would be a lot better if the X-Fi's P4 power could be used for transcoding on the fly to DD/DTS for a SPDIF connection. Then we wouldn't need to get a model with expensive ADC's.

    Add the price on top of that and its a wonder anyone bought them at all.

    Hopefully Auzentech and any other board partners will fix these issues and do a better job all round.
     
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