Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express

PCIe 7.1 Sound Card

Watch DVDs or downloaded videos with full cinematic surround sound.


Your Movies and Music. Way Better.

Why settle for basic, built-in sound? Your music and movies deserve Xtreme Fidelity. Add the Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio PCI Express® sound card to your PC and turn your downloaded music into your own personal concert. Watch DVDs or downloaded videos with full cinematic surround sound. Plus experience 3D audio and EAX effects in games.

X-Fi Crystalizer

Revitalize your downloaded music and movies

Restore the details and vibrance your music and movies lost during compression. X-Fi technology intelligently enhances the highs and lows so you'll hear it all-crisp cymbal crashes, wailing guitar solos, screeching tires and booming explosions.
X-Fi CMSS-3D Virtual

Surround sound from your stereo music and movies

Expand your stereo music and movies into surround sound. Voices are centered in front of you. Ambient sound appears all around you... just like a live performance. Listen on a pair of desktop speakers or a full 5.1 speaker system.
X-Fi CMSS-3D headphones

Hear headphone surround that sounds like multichannel speakers

Slip on your headphones and X-Fi technology moves the sound away from your ears and into the space around you. You'll be surrounded by multiple virtual speakers and feel like you're sitting with your favorite band or in the best seat in the movie theater. Games sound better too with positional audio that's so accurate you can locate enemies by sound.
Enjoy realistic sound effects in games

Enjoy realistic sound effects in games

Experience realistic sound effects and 3D surround that make you feel like you're actually in the game. Over 400 existing games use Creative EAX® sound effects to provide better gaming sound.

And if you're using Windows Vista™, Creative ALchemy restores surround sound for the same great gaming experience.


Cinematic surround sound from DVD movies

Enjoy cinematic DVD movie experiences with PowerDVD software featuring DTS-ES® and Dolby Digital® EX decoding. (Requires download via Internet connection).
Windows 8 Compatible

Works with Windows 8

We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.
Click here to download the latest drivers.

A Closer Look

    • Audio Technology X-Fi
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 104dB
    • Connectivity Options (Main) Optical Out: 1 x TOSLINK
      Optical In: 1 x TOSLINK
      Line / Mic In: 1 x shared 3.5mm jack
      Speaker Out: 4 x 3.5mm jacks
    • Max Channel Output 7.1 Channels
    • Audio Technologies X-Fi
    • Supported Operating Systems Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® XP SP2 or higher, Windows Vista® SP1 or higher, Windows® 10
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    • System Requirements
      • Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista™, Microsoft Windows® XP (Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2 or Media Center Edition)
      • Intel® Pentium® 4 1.6 GHz, AMD® Athlon XP 2000+ processor or equivalent
      • Available PCI Express® slot (1x, 4x, 8x or 16x)
      • 256MB RAM (512MB RAM for Windows Vista™)
      • 600MB of free hard disk space
      • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
      • Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately)
      • Internet connection to download PowerDVD software
    • Download Drivers
    • Manuals / Safety and Regulatory information
      • Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express sound card
      • Installation CD
      • Quick Start leaflet
    • 1-year Limited Hardware Warranty


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