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Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer PCI Sound Card. Model number: SB0730.
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-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
Revitalize 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.

Technical Specifications:

  • 24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs at 96kHz sample rate
  • 24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources at 96kHz to analog 7.1 speaker output
  • 24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of stereo digital sources at 192kHz to stereo output
  • 16-bit to 24-bit recording sampling rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
  • ASIO 2.0 support at 16-bit/44.1kHz, 16-bit/48kHz, 24-bit/44.1kHz 24-bit/48kHz and 24-bit/96kHz with direct monitoring
  • Enhanced SoundFont support at up to 24-bit resolution

    Audio Performance (Rated Output @ 2Vrms, Typical Value)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Weighted)
      -  Stereo Output : 109dB
      -  Front and Rear Channels : 109dB
      -  Center, Subwoofer and Side Channels : 109dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (20kHz Low-pass filter) = 0.004%
  • Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input ) 10Hz to 46kHz
  • Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/192kHz input) 10Hz to 88kHz (Stereo only)

  • Speaker and Headphone connections for stereo to 7.1 (Line Out via three 3.5mm mini jacks)
  • Line In / Microphone In / Optical Out* (shared 3.5mm FlexiJack)
  • Auxiliary Line level Input (via 4-pin Molex connector)
  • Intel HD Audio Compatible Front Panel Header (2x5pin)

    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
  • 256MB RAM
  • 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 Contents
    Sound Blaster X-Fi PCI Card Only (no drivers or software are included)
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