Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer

PCI Sound Card


The Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card delivers faster audio performance and intense, realistic sound in all your games. Headphone surround sound is better too—so good, you'll swear you're listening to multichannel speakers—and your games will sound richer as you hear all of the crisp, clear highs and bone-crushing lows you've been missing. It's Sound Blaster on steroids!

Get the speed you need when every second counts
Win big with a powerful audio processing engine that boosts real game performance by up to 15% over motherboard audio and still gives you the fullest audio effects possible!

Hear your enemies before they find you
X-Fi CMSS-3DX-Fi CMSS-3D Headphone creates nine virtual speakers over stereo headphones for positional audio that's so accurate you can actually locate enemies by sound. Multichannel speakers are even better with audio cues that let you hear exactly where they are—even between speakers.

Immerse yourself in a new dimension of sound
Bullets whiz past your head. Explosions shake the room. Take reality to the next level with EAX® ADVANCED HD™ sound effects in games.

Get lost in the details
X-Fi 24-bit CrystalizerRevitalize your compressed game sounds with X-Fi Crystalizer and hear crisp, sharp gunshots and deep, booming explosions for the most intense gaming experience ever.

Restore the details and vibrance to your music and movies
X-Fi Crystalizer™ repairs the damage that MP3 and WMA compression causes and intelligently enhances high and low frequencies for cleaner music playback and more realistic movie sound.

Expand your stereo music and movies into surround sound
X-Fi CMSS®-3D matches the sound to your headphones or multichannel speakers and positions specific audio elements—such as voice in the center and ambient sounds in surrounding channels, so your music and movies sound more alive.

Enjoy truly cinematic movie sound
The Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card delivers THX® certified surround sound and includes Cyberlink PowerDVD software with DTS™ and Dolby Digital®-EX decoding via free download for an unbeatable DVD movie watching experience.

Advanced audio and music creation features
A dedicated audio creation mode supports near transparent conversion between any resolutions, digital-matched recording, low-latency ASIO support and more.

Which Sound Blaster is right for you?
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A Closer Look


Audio Technology
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
Connectivity Options (Main)
Speaker Out: 4 x 3.5mm jacks
Line In / Mic In / Optical Out1: 1 x shared 3.5mm jack
1Optical Out supports stereo SPDIF
Max Channel Output
7.1 Channels, Digital / SPDIF Out
Audio Technologies
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® XP SP2 or higher, Windows Vista® SP1 or higher
Audio Fidelity
Up to 24-bit / 192kHz
ASIO 2.0
PC - PCI 2.1
Recommended Usage

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ (Drivers available at or XP (Service Pack 2, x64 or Media Center Edition)
Intel® Pentium® III 1 GHz, AMD® 1 GHz processor or faster
Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard chipset
Available PCI 2.1 slot
600MB of free hard disk space
CD-ROM/CD-RW or CD/DVD-ROM for software installation
Internet connection to download PowerDVD player software

Package Contents

Retail Box Contents

Sound Blaster X-Fi™ PCI Card
Quick Start Leaflet
Installation and Applications CD containing:
- Drivers for Windows® XP
- Creative Software Suite
- User's Guide


1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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