Published on 11th February 2013 by
Originally Posted by hoochyI I would recommend the card - it also comes with a dedicated mic - to enthusiasts but make your own mind up about creative support.
Originally Posted by hoochyI recently bought one of these to replace the on board audio from my motherboard. This was my first dedicated sound card and I have not been dissapointed.
Originally Posted by GuinevereOf course you'd recommend it, it's a fresh purchase so you've got that 'Shiny Toy!' glint to your eyes and more importantly you've never been through the agro of having a 'not brand new' creative card become a dreadful time wasting piece of badly supported crap because Creative can't (or won't) write decent drivers and keep those drivers up to date.
Originally Posted by hoochyThis may be true but I personally have enjoyed it thus far. If in time I feel it is causing problems, then lesson learnt. Shame this review was not out (and the following comments above) prior to me buying as it now feels like I have bought a dud. Oh well.
Originally Posted by Harlequinthe card will be fine , and in fact there are some really good thrid party drivers - but thats it , they are third party drivers PAX drivers which add teh feature set back in - but why do users have to search for working drivers , when creative themselves should be doing this!
Originally Posted by DedersNot that I like Creative's business practices or support but my X-FI is still going strong, not had driver problems for a good few years now.
Originally Posted by B1GBUDI gather you didn't try the Windows 8 consumer preview? because I did and X-FI support was completely lacking. I gather not much has changed now with Windows 8 support?
Originally Posted by HarlequinQuote:Originally Posted by B1GBUDI gather you didn't try the Windows 8 consumer preview? because I did and X-FI support was completely lacking. I gather not much has changed now with Windows 8 support?
theres your win8 driver - same as win7 and vista , just now whql for win8.
nothing changed in 3 years.
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