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Windows 7: Xfi Xtreme Gamer , thoughts?

18 Jan 2009   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64 RTM
Xfi Xtreme Gamer , thoughts?

I don't have much dosh after buying this 24" screen but i really need to replace this POS realtek hd onboard with a good soundcard. I do have the Xtreme Audio but i was not impressed to find out it is a fake xfi with no hardware acceleration

Anyhoo i have about 50-60 to spend , does anyone here have the xfi gamer? is it good with games and perhance whats it like in windows 7?


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19 Jan 2009   #2

Windows XP

I have the gamer card but I did not install the 7 beta yet so can't tell you from experience. I saw several people on guru3d forums claiming they got X-Fi to run under 7 using the original X-Fi drivers for Vista - guess that's in the compatibility mode. These drivers were also hacked by one guy already so that they are recognized by Win 7 without the compatibility mode. If I was to buy today I would go for the Titanium though - it is the real PCI-e - unlike any other PCI-e sound card. They all use the PCI to PCI-e bridge and only the X-Fi Titanium is the real thing. I am sure it will be fully supported in 7 - it is the newest card from soundblaster.
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19 Jan 2009   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64 RTM



Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (30SB073000002)

Free shipping due to the membership , due wednesday which is ok with me
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20 Jan 2009   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64 RTM

oh WOW!!!!!!!! It's so much different , So clear through all four speakers just used daniel K's windows 7 support pack.

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20 Jan 2009   #5


I just got the X-Fi Gamer at the weekend to replace the bundled 'so called' X-Fi card with my board. Worth every penny! :)

I used Daniel K's driver set to install under Win7, works a charm, and sounds brilliant.
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