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08-03-07, 12:55 AM
I'm looking for something to replace my onboard sound. I went on newegg and I found a PCI-E 1x card and I automatically thought "faster slot." Would this have any benefit against other X-Fi cards that are a regular PCI slot?

08-03-07, 12:58 AM
No, you won't notice any difference in sound or performance from PCI to PCI-Express 1x. Well, it wouldn't benefit to say the least

08-03-07, 01:18 AM
So there's no point in having a 1x slot sound card? I should just get a regular PCI?

08-03-07, 02:04 AM
So there's no point in having a 1x slot sound card? I should just get a regular PCI?

Ill try and dig up something but i believe someone posted something on here a while back that it sometimes can even hurt performance, and thus it was never really supported/didnt go that far.

08-03-07, 02:30 AM
EDIT: Delete.

08-03-07, 10:19 AM
I can't find any info or support drivers for this card on the creative site.. Because of that, I'd suggest not getting it, unless you really know what drivers and support this card has.

08-03-07, 11:23 AM
Well, a reason I'd like it is because my PCI slots are crowded, however there are a few free pci x1 slots above my pci 16x slot.

08-03-07, 11:51 AM
This is not a good card, it is not "true" X-Fi, does not have DSP engine, and does not support ALchemy (EAX via DX9 under Vista). You would almost be better with onboard sound.

08-03-07, 01:42 PM
You want the real X-Fi, not this rebranded junk. This is the same card they took from the Live series and tried to market as an Audigy AFAIK.