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Old 08-24-2005, 09:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yeah its gonna be sweet.
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that's pretty sweet, synergy i like your setup its simular to my next one
Thanks, I'm pretty pleased w/ it and I haven't even OC'd yet

But yea, I had no idea those X-Fi's would be so cheap. I was thinking at least $200 from how they were talking them up in reviews.
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well the one that is 130 is the lowest end one, as havoc said the uber ones are a lot more like 300.
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But, is that like the Audigy where it comes w/ all the extras for more money, but the card itself is the same thing. Or will it be like the processor on the cheaper one isn't as good as the uber one?
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i think it just comes with extras
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if i get an X-fi, i'd get the base model because I have no need for the reciever console and remote.
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yeah same
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Well, i've read some articles and reviewed some benchmarks and the overall performance gain from the X-FI in gaming isn't greatly increased. Both X-FI & Audigy 2 ZS benches were nearly identical. This is also due to the fact that games haven't been designed to utilize the X-FI's capabilities. Much the same as the dual cores at this point.

The only increase in audiable performance was Battlefield 2. Which when designed included a X-FI setting in the audio settings. It's been reported that many more sounds are heard during all parts of gameplay and more distinct sounds in full surround. Like it's easy to tell that your player is walking through graval, sticks and leaves, because you can easily hear all three. And also, you'd be able to hear those sounds of footsteps while firing your weapon or having artillery dropped near you...

But... we'll see once a few months goes by how these new cards really are...
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thanks for the info
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