- Minimum RAM: 256
Creative SB1040 Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-E Sound Card
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- Device Type - Sound Blaster
- Interface Type - PCI-E
- Sound Output Mode - 7.1
- Recording: 24-bit/96kHz
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From the Manufacturer
Creates nine virtual speakers for exceptional surround effects. View larger.
Whether you're using headphones or speakers, Creative's X-Fi CMSS-3D technology delivers outstanding surround sound. When used with a pair of headphones, the technology creates nine virtual speakers for exceptional surround effects, letting you feel like you're sitting in the best seat of a movie theater. You'll get an advantage in games, too, with the ability to locate enemies by sound before they see you.
When used with multichannel speakers, you'll be able to hear exactly where the audio cues are--even between speakers. Voices will be right in front of you and ambient sound will surround you, just like a live performance. CMSS-3D works with both desktop stereo speakers and full surround speaker systems.
X-Fi Crystalizer Restores Lost Details
X-Fi-Crystalizer technology restores the audio detail that is lost in compressed audio files so you'll regain vibrancy and clarity in your music and movies. The technology restores the highs and lows that are often lost due to compression, so whether you're listening to cymbal crashes or wailing guitars, you'll hear the music as it was meant to be heard.
Realistic Sound Effects for Gaming
With support for EAX ADVANCED HD technology, the SB1040 X-Fi Xtreme Audio delivers rich environmental effects in your games, giving you a more immersive experience. You'll hear bullets whizzing by your head, and experience explosions that seem to shake the whole room.
And if you're using Windows Vista, Creative ALchemy technology restores surround sound to DirectSound3D games for an exceptional gaming experience.
Intense Cinematic Sound for Movies
The SB1040 X-Fi Xtreme Audio delivers THX-certified surround sound for a cinematic experience right at your computer. Cyberlink PowerDVD software is included (via free download) and supports DTS and Dolby Digital-EX decoding for an unmatched DVD movie-watching experience.
Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor or equivalent; available PCI Express (x1, x4, x8, or x16) slot; 256MB RAM (512 MB RAM for Vista); 600MB of free hard-disk space; CD or DVD-ROM for software installation; headphones or amplified speakers; Internet connection to download PowerDVD player software.
What's in the Box
Creative SB1040 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card, Quick Start leaflet, and installation CD.
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|Connection Type||PCI||PCI Express||PCI Express||PCI Express||PCI Express|
|SNR for Playback||108 dB||104 dB||109 dB||109 dB||122 dB|
|Speaker/Headphone Support||Stereo to 7.1||Stereo to 7.1||Stereo to 7.1||Stereo to 7.1||Stereo, with dedicated 115dB 24-bit/96kHz HD headphone output|
|Music and Movies:|
|24-bit Sound Quality|
|DTS & Dolby Digital Decoding via free PowerDVD Download|
|Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect (Win Vista Only) Encoder|
|THX TruStudio Pro|
|EAX Support||EAX 4.0||EAX 4.0||EAX 5.0||EAX 5.0||EAX 5.0|
|X-Fi CMSS-3D Headphone Surround|
|Hardware Accelerated for Better Performance|
|Hardware OpenAL and DirectSound3D Support|
|Dedicated Creation Mode with ASIO 2.0 and 3D Midi Support|
Top Customer Reviews
It is my opinion this borders on deceptive marketing practices as an X-FI is an X-FI, and this is NOT an X-FI chipset card..
NOT AN X-FI CHIPSET CARD, BUYER BEWARE OF CREATIVE LABS
Creative Labs admitted to me this card is not an X-FI chipset card, and that it so-called "emulates" X-FI via software.
Yeah right, and if that is the case, a Ford Escort can "emulate" a LTD Crown Vic also...
SHAME ON YOU CREATIVE LABS.
My last purchae was an Audigy 2ZS Platinum Pro which was not cheap, and I fully expected more only to be VERY disappointed that I got a cheap knockoff of an X-FI card that was misrepresented.
Does anyone else feel as if they have been misrepresented by this card not having an X-FI chipset on it while being marketed/represented as an X-FI product line offering?
So I sent the card back.
This is in stark contrast to the old Soundblaster Extigy which I purchased years ago. It was able to output surround sould (including CMSS) through the digital connection to my receiver and sounded great. The problem is that I had to upgrade to Vista and Creative abandoned the Extigy, deeming it "End of Life". I have since been unable to find a sound card which can provide its feature set for Vista.
Needless to say, I did not purchase another Soundblaster. I went with an alternative sound card with Dolby Digital Live output. It is still not as good as the Extigy because it doesn't provide CMSS, but it'll do for now.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the third Xtreme audio X-FI sound card I have owned. The first one lasted ten years. The card didn't stop working, one of connectors got messed up from me working on my... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Perrydog
May not do "What you hear" function but sound quality is greatPublished 15 months ago by Angel Ramirez