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Creative Labs SB1040 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card

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Pros: PCI-E???

Cons: Deceptive name, bad drivers.

What they did with this card was get a lower quality, and poorly supported chip and stick the X-Fi label on it. It's not a good card.

Drivers are dodgy and completely non existent for Linux. The sound is OK, but not noticeably better than what you would get from an Audigy SE or something. It certainly isn't 'X-Fi' standard.

The only 'advantage' I can think of is that it is PCI-E. Not that it improves performance or anything, but if you only have a spare PCI-E slot and need a cheapish sound card this might be your only option. In all other scenarios, avoid it.

Oh, and you don't need the evil Creative propriety header to connect it to the front jacks.
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Creative Labs SB1040 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card
Description:

Why settle for basic, built-in sound? Your music and movies deserve Xtreme Fidelity. Add the Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card to your PC and turn your downloaded music into your own personal concert. Plus watch DVDs or downloaded videos with full cinematic surround sound.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandCreative Labs
EAN0054651146143
Feature- Recording: 24-bit/96kHz
Height8 inches
Length11 inches
Weight3 pounds
Width2 inches
LabelCreative Labs
List Price$68.99
ManufacturerCreative Labs
Model70SB104000000
MPN70SB104000000
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameCONSUMER_ELECTRONICS
PublisherCreative Labs
StudioCreative Labs
TitleCreative Labs SB1040 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card
UPC054651146143
FormatCD
Hardware PlatformPC
Is Memorabilia0
Operating SystemWindows
LanguagesEnglish
LanguagesFrench
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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