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X-Fi Xtreme Question?

By blackshadow2007
Aug 22, 2007
  1. I am thinking of getting an X-Fi Extreme card, for my personal pc. I do a lot of gaming on my pc. I can get an Extreme Audio for a great price right now. Is there anything hardware or software that the Extreme Gamer will do that the Audio wont? If its software can I use the gamer software? I can’t seem to find any info on this, any input would greatly be appreciated.

    Ryan
     
  2. blackshadow2007

    blackshadow2007 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks

    Thanks for the quick reply.... I guess I will be getting the Gamer!
     
  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    The Xtreme Audio is not a "real" X-fi (just a re-badged Audigy)
    The Xtreme Music and Xtreme Gamer are basically the same.
    The Xtreme Music is discontinued and being replaced by the Xtreme Gamer

    I bought the Xtreme Audio not knowing what it was ($45 after rebate from Newegg). I have an Xtreme Music on the way.

    All have Vista drivers.
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,484   +233

    One feature I like about the Xtreme Gamer is it has header pins for the headphone jack on the front of the case and you can use the front and rear jacks at the same time.
     
  5. blackshadow2007

    blackshadow2007 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks

    Thanks everyone,

    I picked up the gamer yesterday, it is freaking amazing with my 5.1 speakers. I just wish I would have known about the snap, crackle and pop noise. It makes in Battlefield 2142, when there is a lot of audio. I searched Google and there seems to be no fix yet :( . This is a little disappointing since this is why I bought it. They go as far as advertising BF2142 sounds best on X-Fi, with knowing full well this bug exist.
     
  6. blackshadow2007

    blackshadow2007 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ya, a bunch of people have been compaining about it for like 10 months.....
     
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