This is an older card by creative labs but a very good card. The card came with no instructions the drivers had to be downloaded from creative lab support website and it is very important to download the drivers for the exact card you have purchased.
Once the drivers were downloaded you need to go through many menus to get 5.1 surround sound and the record option. It takes time and effort to get the right settings if you don't, your playback is stereo 2.1.
It is a very good board and maybe I should have research more for instruction and set up manuals. I have this audio card installed on 2 Dell tower pc's 64 bit windows 10 , chrome browser and they both work fine after setting them up correctly. Support software for this board is what is on creative support website and I believe that no additional updates will be made by creative to this cards software.
Maybe wise to update to a newer card but be very careful that the board will support the windows you have installed and browser. The Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD provides the highest quality audio playback of any other sound card Creative has ever introduced. This sound card includes THX TruStudio PC audio technology, bringing together two of the most respected names in sound quality to provide an unparalleled audio experience on the PC. The Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD features audiophile-grade components for high-quality playback of music, games and movies, including 122db SNR Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs), the highest signal-to-noise ratio sound card ever produced by Creative.
Replaceable OP-amps provide the flexibility to further customize your audio experience through different sound coloration. If you are serious about how your PC sounds, this is the ultimate Sound Blaster experience. Premium Sound Blaster QualityThe Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD features high-fidelity audio performance Digital-Analog (D/A) and Analog-Digital (A/D) converters together with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 122dB with 0.001% (THD) distortion to offer the top sound quality to the demanding audiophiles.
Audiophile ComponentsThe Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD features high quality audiophile grade performance components to eliminate noise, while dramatically improving sound field dynamics in the high and mid tones. Superior Headphone ExperienceEnjoy pristine audio in private anywhere with the superlative headphone output which supports 115dB, 24-bit/96kHz High-Definition (HD) quality sound for original playback.
Customizable AudioDiscerning music listeners can personalize their listening experience with the swappable OP-amp sockets on the sound card to tailor sound to the way they want it.
THX TruStudio PC and Hardware Accelerated EAX 5.0 EffectsTHX TruStudio PC effects transform your experience into a true High-Definition (HD) multimedia emotional journey.
Hardware-powered 3D positional audio and EAX 5.0 effects provide stunning audio realism over both headphones and speakers without affecting your frame-rates.
Drench yourself in an exceptionally dynamic and sensational music, movie and game world. ASIO Recording and Dolby Digital and DTS EncodingASIO (Audio Stream In/Out) offers as low as one millisecond latency recording with minimal CPU load for precise audio recordings.