SB0880
   

Creative Labs SB0880 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card

rate 4.2
  • Brand: Creative
  • Category: Internal Sound Cards

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PC Gamers and audio enthusiasts looking for faster performance and more realistic gaming sound as well as the richest, most dynamic audio experience for music and movies.

  • Hear crackling gunfire and earth-shattering explosions, EAX 5.0 delivers sound effects that pull you into the game.
  • Hear 3D positional audio so precise, you can locate enemies by sound.
  • Boost performance in your favorite games with hardware audio acceleration that will blow your motherboard audio away
  • PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium has fantastic inputs and low-latency ASIO drivers for great music recording
  • Watch your DVDs in cinematic surround sound with PowerDVD software featuring DTS and Dolby Digital-EX decoding
Brand Creative
Model 70SB088000004
Channels 7.1
Sample Rate 96KHz
Digital Audio 24-bit
SNR 109dB
Line In 24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs at 96kHz sample rate
Line Out 24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources at 96kHz to analog 7.1 speaker output24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of stereo digital sources at 192kHz to stereo output
MIC In Yes
Interface PCI Express 1x
Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) or Windows XP (x64, Service Pack 2 or Media Center Edition)
System Requirements Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon or equivalent 1.6 GHz processor256MB RAM (512MB for Windows Vista)600MB of free hard disk spaceAvailable PCI Express slot (x1, x4 or x16)CD-ROM or DVD-ROM driveInternet connection to download PowerDVD software

Comments

Edgar Mertins Pappa 5.0
43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
I'm not what I would call a hardcore audiophile, but I like my music sounding strong and rich. I had an ASUS Xonar before this one, and I swapped it because the Xonar was not very good at games, which is the second use for the PC. I was afraid the X-Fi wouldn't live up the hype and I would lose music quality for games quality.I was wrong. I cannot believe how incredible everything sounds. Music quality is perhaps the same or slightly better than with the Xonar, but gaming is just incredibly imme ... rsive.The only two things I don't like very much of the product is 1. the "Modes" are just exactly that. "Entertainment mode" truly makes music sound incredible, but deactivates some gaming features, and "Gaming mode" reactivates all those, but music doesn't sound as well. Switching back and forth isn't my idea of fun. 2. It's Creative. I'm probably one of the most anti-Creative people around since I can't agree with most of their business decisions, but sadly, they have way to many... More >
K. McKenzie 4.0
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
I was using a Soundblaster X-Fi Platinum before buying this card, but the drivers for that card have been less than stable under Windows Vista/Windows 7, and I wanted a card with a TOSLINK input on the back, which this card has. It works much better than the on-board sound functionality, which would often squeak/turn into static with a high processor load, which made gaming difficult at best. I bought this instead of one of the ones built specifically for gaming because X-RAM is used in very f ... ew games, and I didn't think it would be much of a benefit. My only real concern is that Creative's driver quality is variable at best, so I can't be sure it will work as well in the future. My suggestion is that once you find a driver that you like, stick with it; don't upgrade just to upgrade. That may make sense with other drivers, like video drivers, but not with Creative drivers. More >
TV Addict 5.0
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
It DOES work with Windows 7 (64 bit)! Please read the rest of my post because it may help you. I upgraded my OS from Vista to Windows 7 and needed a Windows 7 compatible sound card. I did some research and chose this card over the Extreme X-Fi. I installed the sound card and booted up my PC, without disabling the onboard audio. After I downloaded the drivers, it worked nicely for about 30 minutes. Afterwards, I was getting popping and crackling noises throughout my music. I disabled the o ... nboard audio, in the BIOS, and then I removed the drivers and downloaded them again. (I did this several times.) Problem did not go away. I removed the drivers, again, and restarted my pc, allowing Windows 7 to apply the Microsoft HD audio device driver. The noise went away, and the music sounded pretty good, but I wanted the full functionality that I paid for.I contacted Creative tech support, and they were very helpful. I used some of their suggestions and added some of my own... More >