Posted by: Steven ROBSCIX Wall on: 07/18/2013 12:05 PM [ 77 comment(s) ]
We review the Creative Labs SoundBlaster ZXR. Creative Labs has been a powerhouse force in the world of PC audio ever since there was such a concept as PC audio. They developed loads of great audio tech for gamers and were considered the pinnacle of PC gaming audio devices for quite some time. Creative Labs basically had the market cornered for many years and some diehard fans felt that during this time their designs suffered a bit. They weren’t really pushing the envelope and trying to advance the market as much as a company would if they had steady competition. As the saying goes it is great to be king!
Posted by: Steven ROBSCIX Wall on: 12/27/2010 03:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
The SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD. This card has many aspects in common with existing X-FI designs and a few new features and modifications to appeal to the newer crop of demanding soundcards enthusiasts.
Bordering on false advertisement, Creative's latest X-Fi isn't an X-Fi at all, it's a new rev of the Audigy series using the X-Fi drivers and gliding on the PCI Express bus. The EAX gaming enhancements are gone, however, in favor of the more usable Crystallizer and CMSS3D functions. The X-Audio does provide a good value with decent performance, stability, and last but not least, is does sound good.
Posted by: Brann Mitchell on: 10/19/2005 07:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Creative's entry level X-Fi turns out to be pretty killer. All new hardware, all new software, makes this thing all the better. Gone are the old annoyances of the Audigy series, replaced by the X-Fi, which isn't very annoying at all!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/22/2005 07:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
With a product name reminding of Hi Fi which basically means an electronic system for reproducing high-fidelity sound (the reproduction of sound with little or no distortion), creative called their new gem "X-Fi" which is short for eXtreme Fidelity. As you'll find throughout the review, this is mostly true. The new series has some amazing new features and reproduces sound quality at the level you can find in a modern recording studio.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/06/2005 09:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
In December something big was released by Creative labs. And the fun thing is .. almost all of you missed it didn't you? Really silently Creative Labs pushed forward a new soundcard under the label Audigy 4 You'd expect a big marketing campaign with bells and whistles and preferably gorgeous blonde women jumping up and down with the soundcard ... but that did not happen.
Today's review ladies and gentlemen is based on the GeForce FX 5900, not the Ultra model, just the 5900. Basically this is the entry model in the high-end graphics card series. That means a better price but still awesome performance.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/04/2003 07:00 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
It has been a while since we tested a graphics card from Creative Labs Europe, make no mistake. They are still very active on the European market. And while Creative Asia and North America are selling ATI Radeon based products right now the lineup from Creative Europe still is based on nVIDIA products. From that nVIDIA line-up they granted us with the honor of testing their top-of-the-line 3D Blaster 5 FX5900 Ultra.