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Old 09-03-07, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default X-Fi Xtreme Audio - fake X-Fi?

I know that X-Fi Xtreme Audio is basically a fake X-Fi, as it does not have same advanced DSP as "adult" cards, does not have ASIO 2.0, does not have EAX HD 5.0, no 24/192.

Do you know which chipset it is actually based on? Old Audigy? Seems even Audigy 2 is better than this "X-Fi"...

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Old 09-03-07, 10:14 PM   #2
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I'm not sure why it dosnt have the heatsink the xtreme gamer and others do, but as far as I can tell, its "the" x-fi dsp, and not the software based x-fi solution found on that $25 x-fi card.
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Old 09-07-07, 08:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: X-Fi Xtreme Audio - fake X-Fi?

Live 24bit 7.1, Audigy SE/LE, Xtreme Audio, etc.

They all use the CA0106 chip. No hardware acceleration whatsoever.
A big step down from the old EMU10K1 even (SB Live!, Audigy, Audigy2/4, etc.)

It's *not* a real EMU20K1 X-Fi chip.

I don't know where you got your info from jeffmd.
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Old 09-07-07, 08:29 AM   #4
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Spyke is right
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Old 09-07-07, 10:37 AM   #5
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Live 24bit 7.1, Audigy SE/LE, Xtreme Audio, etc.

They all use the CA0106 chip. No hardware acceleration whatsoever.
A big step down from the old EMU10K1 even (SB Live!, Audigy, Audigy2/4, etc.)

It's *not* a real EMU20K1 X-Fi chip.

I don't know where you got your info from jeffmd.

3rd edit: Ok, think I just got majorly confused here. I thought the xtremegamer and audio were the same thing, but it appears the xtremegamer is using the new chip. I'm not gonna tear off the heatsink, but the chip is using the raised BGA chip that the CA20K1 is supposed to be on. Bleh... time to go put it back in my pc now ^^
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Old 09-07-07, 03:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: X-Fi Xtreme Audio - fake X-Fi?

Ive seen an x-fi in my local second hand pc shop that is being called an Xtreme Audio ,It has a black heatsink , Have they labelled it right?

this pic of the Audio has no such sink.

I guess I could just get it and have a look to see what chip shows up ,They let you return anything hardware within 24 hours.
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Old 09-07-07, 04:16 PM   #7
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yea but after you pay the return shipping and restock fee.. youve paid for half the card.
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Old 09-07-07, 05:18 PM   #8
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Default Re: X-Fi Xtreme Audio - fake X-Fi?

I returned my stripped down software EAX version Audigy SE (which is what the X-Fi Xtreme Audio is based on) and got myself a real X-Fi. The one with the front panel.
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Old 09-07-07, 07:44 PM   #9
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yea but after you pay the return shipping and restock fee.. youve paid for half the card.
Nah, its Second hand Retail Store in an actual shop
http://www.cex.co.uk/franchising/

I liked the name so much I bought a franchise

SO ANYWAY , Ive got the card now and payed the price for an eXtreme Audio ,But still unsure what it is ,

Mine is like this one ....If the pic works


I cant see ASIO 2.0 /EAX HD 5 or any of that though

Probably an old revision (CC00)

SHOULD I KEEP IT? THE CLOCK IS TICKING!!!!
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Old 03-12-11, 12:03 PM   #10
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Default Re: X-Fi Xtreme Audio - fake X-Fi?

It may be an Xtreme Music, but I'd have to look at my own card to compare. The Xtreme Music is a real X-Fi.

Also, sorry for reviving a 4 year old thread.

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Old 03-12-11, 12:46 PM   #11
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Yes it was.

I recognised the thread by name after 4 years ,Thats sad
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Here's what mine looks like.

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