Pros Great clean sound, onboard memory boosts gaming performance
Cons none yet . . .
Summary This is a great sound solution for anyone looking for a boost in gaming performance! 64MB of onboard memory and sound processor frees up CPU and other resources to help increase frame rate and performance in games. And it sounds great!!
Pros awesome sound quality, cmss3d, x-ram
Cons little x-ram support, price
Summary I have always used Creative sound cards. Although the driver support and software was always lacking in the past releases, nothing could come close to the sound quality. This latest release cleaned up both the drivers and the software and added a few surprises. CMSS3D is AWESOME. I stopped using my 5.1 headphones and got a great set of 2.1 headphones instead, as CMSS3D sounds better than 5.1 surround. The sound quality of this card cannot be beat. The crystallizer cleans up my music, while x-ram helps keep my BF2 FPS up while adding more and better sounds. If more titles would take advantage of x-ram I would give this card a 10.
Pros good quality...but missing key features
Cons Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect not included
Summary I though I had a great sound card with this X-Fi. However, I tried the Auzentech HDA XPlosion and it performed better. Plus, I was able to watch old movies, play my games in Dolby Digital Surround +++++ DTS bit streams. This is COOL!!!!