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  • These Codecs offer crystal clear audio and features such as Smart Headphone AMP, 114dB SNR recording for precise voice chats and hardware decoding of DSD128, ensuring users get the best possible audio quality from their PC.
  • CMSS-3D Virtual (Stereo Xpand): When the Creative Control Panel is set to 2/2.1 or 4/4.1 speakers, this setting creates virtual 3D positional audio similar to CMSS-3DHeadphone. The difference is that this includes techniques such as crosstalk cancellation because sound from all speakers reaches BOTH ears which makes the binaural cues more complicated to synthesize. Additionally, the listener must be located in the "sweet spot" between all of the speakers for the effect to work properly. Note that this is not available (including MacroFX and ElevationFilter) when using 5.1 or more speakers. In these cases, 3D audio sources are mapped to speakers by manipulating the relative volume levels for the different speaker positions. Hardware accelerated 3D-audio is still handled as positional audio but translated using the more complex binaural algorithms. Note that more recent driver versions force the synchronisation between Windows Speakers configuration and the X-Fi control panel when this was previously optional so unlike CMSS-3D Headphone some multi-channel applications will not make use of the technology.
  • CMSS-3D Surround: When the Creative Control Panel is set to 4/4.1, 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 speakers, this setting will upmix stereo sources to multiple channels. Note that both CMSS-3DSurround and CMSS-3DVirtual can be enabled when using 4/4.1 speakers. As above hardware-accelerated 3D audio will be translated to the number of channels specified.


Enabling this setting will apply special filtering algorithms in order to improve localization for sound sources located very close to the listener.


Enabling this setting will apply special filtering algorithms in order to improve localization for sound sources located above or below the listener.

EAX effects[edit]

Environmental Audio Extensions is designed to be enabled by game developers within a game to enhance the "simulated-reality" the user is experiencing; for example, the ringing of game-world swords will sound differently depending on whether the protagonist is currently in a game-world temple vault or in a game-world open field. There are also 8 built-in EAX effects which can be enabled by the user.


This is Smart Volume Management. It is a compressor that evens out the dynamic range of any given source so that quieter sounds are louder and loud sounds are quiet. It is best used in circumstances where noise disturbance might be an issue, late at night for instance. Otherwise it is generally preferable to have it disabled as it does render the sound less dynamic, for instance lessening the impact of loud parts in movies, and also making music sound less lively.

Graphic Equalizer[edit]

This function divides music into ten frequency bands, which can be adjusted using the sliders.


There are multiple volume adjustments for different inputs and outputs on the system. The master volume affects all of these settings. The default and recommended value is 50% for all sources, which actually equates to a 0 dB amplification (none), while a 100% value causes a 16 dB amplification.

MIDI support[edit]

As with many of Creative's previous sound cards, the X-Fi supports SoundFonts. Additionally, the Audio Creation Mode of the card allows the use of EAX in MIDI playback via the use of controllers.

Dolby Digital bitstream out[edit]

This setting controls the DD sound encoder.

DTS (Digital Theater Systems) bitstream out[edit]

This setting is the same as Dolby Digital Bitstream Out, only with DTS sound instead.

Operating system support[edit]

Although Creative was slow to embrace 64-bit drivers for the X-Fi lineup, most x86-64 architecture based operating systems are now supported. Microsoft Windows 7 includes basic driver support for many of the X-Fi series cards. Many of the X-Fi features however require the software applications provided by Creative in order to utilize the full capabilities of the hardware.[13]

Linux support[edit]

On September 24, 2007 Creative Labs released a closed source unsupported beta driver providing Linux 64-bit OS support for the following Sound Blaster X-Fi series sound cards:[14]

  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic

An open-source driver is available with OSS v4 build 1013 and above.[15] Datasheets were provided by Creative to enable ALSA driver development.[16]

On November 6, 2008 Creative finally released their driver under a GPL license.[17] It supports x86 as well as x86-64 architectures and is listed in their support area.[18]

On May 15, 2009 after some communications with Creative, SUSE developer Takashi Iwai finally got a mergeable version of their X-Fi driver. On August 31, 2009 the driver (snd-ctxfi) was included in release of ALSA 1.0.21.[19] Support for Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD was added on January 25, 2012 in ALSA v1.0.25 release.[20] This driver does not support I/O Front panel and its IR, because that documentation part was missing.

Xtreme Audio that has a different chipset stayed unsupported for longer time. It is currently supported by advanced Linux ALSA driver modules but might require installation of additional packages from alternative repositories.[21]

X-Fi MB as a pure software solution has Windows as a system requirement[22] and thus does not provide Linux support.

X-Fi line-up[edit]

Products in the X-Fi Family[edit]

CardReleaseSNRInterfaceMain chipRAMI/O ConsoleI/O Drive BoxRemote controlNotes
Elite ProAug 2005116 dBPCIEMU20K1[23]64 MBincluded-includedOnly X-Fi card to use a Xilinx XC9536XL CPLD and mechanical relays for routing. Additional software included.
Fatal1tyAug 2005109 dBPCIEMU20K164 MBoptionalincludedincludedAlso known as "Fatal1ty FPS" and "Fatal1ty Edition".
PlatinumAug 2005109 dBPCIEMU20K12 MBoptionalincludedincluded
Platinum Fatal1ty ChampionAug 2005109 dBPCIEMU20K164 MBoptionalincludedincludedRebranded "Fatal1ty" card.
XtremeMusic[24]Aug 2005109 dBPCIEMU20K12 MBoptionaloptionaloptional
Digital AudioSep 2005109 dBPCIEMU20K12 MBoptionaloptionaloptionalJapan-only variant of XtremeMusic with additional jack extension.
Xtreme AudioOct 2006104 dBPCICA0106---optionalLow profile card. Does not use the EMU20K1 chipset used in the rest of the series but an old one used in the Audigy SE, Audigy Value and SB Live! 24-bit. It also has Crystallizer and CMSS-3D.
Xtreme Audio PCI Express[25]Oct 2006108 dBPCIeCA0110---optionalSame as the Xtreme Audio, however in a PCIe format with a CA0110 chipset, and slightly increased SNR.
XtremeGamerOct 2006109 dBPCIEMU20K12 MB--optionalLow profile card. Replacement for XtremeMusic.
XtremeGamer Fatal1ty ProOct 2006109 dBPCI 2.1EMU20K164 MBoptionaloptionaloptionalEssentially the original Fatal1ty/Fatal1ty Edition/Fatal1ty FPS/Platinum Fatal1ty Champion card without the I/O drive box and remote control.
XtremeGamer OEM[26]2006-2007PCIEMU20K12 MB---OEM-only (Dell, Alienware, HP) variant with colored jacks, TOSLINK in/out and added CA0112 "Golden Gate" UAA-compatible companion chip.[27][28]
Titanium Fatal1ty ChampionJun 2008109 dBPCIeEMU20K2[29]64 MB-includedoptionalUAA support and TOSLINK in/out added.
Titanium Fatal1ty ProfessionalJun 2008109 dBPCIeEMU20K264 MB-optionaloptionalEssentially a Titanium Fatal1ty Champion card without the I/O drive box.
Titanium Professional Audio PCI ExpressJun 2008109 dBPCIeEMU20K216 MB--optionalAsia-only variant of X-Fi Titanium with minijack-to-2RCA cable and EMI shield
TitaniumSep 2008109 dBPCIeCA20K216 MB--optionalFirst X-Fi card for which Creative made available a software-based implementation of Dolby Digital Live to allow for real-time encoding to DD 5.1 and subsequent output over the optical out port. DDL is also available for all other Titanium models.
Titanium HDMar 2010122 dBPCIeCA20K264 MBoptionaloptionalOnly Titanium card with no support for Windows XP. First card with THX TruStudio PC audio technology.[30] Top quality current output Burr-Brown Advanced Segment PCM1794A DAC. First stereo based internal Creative PCI/PCI-E sound card with gold plated RCA out since the ISA AWE64 Gold. Creative claims it is the highest quality ever from a Creative sound card.[31] Only available in certain markets.
X-Fi Audio Module[32]-GPIOModule for embedded use
CA20K2 Mini Module[33]-PCIeMIDI synthesizer module
  • SNR is 109 dB for Multi channel analog outputs and 115 dB for Stereo analog outputs.
  • All PCI Fatal1ty cards have "Fatal1ty" sign with two red LEDs. PCIe Fatal1ty cards have no illuminated Fatal1ty logo and only features the X-Fi logo illuminated by two white LEDs (however it does have the Fatal1ty branding on the heatsink of the card). Elite Pro card has "X-Fi" sign with two blue LEDs.
  • The I/O Console is an external box with analog and digital I/O audio jacks and volume control knobs. It is always bundled with the remote control.
  • The I/O Drive Box is an internal 51⁄4 drive with analog and digital I/O audio jacks and volume control knobs. Also bundled with the remote control.
  • Cards with UAA support (CA0112, integrated in CA20K2 for Titanium cards) can perform basic functions with just the supplied Windows driver.
  • All Creative cards have 3x 1/8 inch jacks for analog headphone/speaker output (2 of them are 4-segment-jacks for a total of 7.1 sound output), some partner's cards such as AUDIOTRAK Prodigy 7.1e and Auzentech BRAVURA and Forte have separated headphone output.
  • All Creative cards except XtremeGamer have 1x shared 1/8 inch jack for either: Line In / Microphone / Digital Out / Digital I/O Module. The optional Digital I/O Module is an external box for handling digital IO: 1x Coax In, 1x Coax Out, 1x Optical In, 1x Optical Out. The XtremeGamer card has 1x shared 1/8 inch jack for either: Line In / Microphone / Optical Out (TOSLINK minijack). It does not support the Digital I/O Module. Some partner's cards such as Auzentech Prelude and Forte has separated 'Line In / Microphone' and 'Digital I/O' jack.
  • For the PCIe X-Fi cards, remote control support requires a USB receiver and is sold separately.
  • The Titanium HD lacks analog surround sound outputs.[34]

X-Fi Xtreme Audio[edit]

The entry-level model of the X-Fi series, the Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio, does not actually have the EMU20K1 chip but is a re-branded Audigy SE, using the same family of chips (CA0106-WBTLF), and even the same drivers.[16] Thus, not only is all of the X-Fi–related processing performed in software, but it also lacks basic hardware acceleration just like the SB Live! 24-bit, the Audigy SE and other budget Soundblaster models. The X-Fi Xtreme Audio does not use the same drivers as the rest of the X-Fi family (and lacks ASIO), some games do not recognize it as being "X-Fi capable hardware", and the device's hardware profile resembles that of older Live! and Audigy cards. [This wrong. I had both cards,the Audigy SE and the X-Fi Extreme Audio - they are not the same. The Extreme Audio has a Cirrus Logic chip known from the Audigy 4, has more capasitors and sounds well, where the Audigy SE and SB24 are totally outdated in sound and design. The Cirrus Logic chip makes the sound! The cards sounds like an Audigy 4 and not like Audigy SE. The SE drivers work, but they do not make the sound, this does the cirrus logic converter. The calculations are done by the CA106 and by software, what nowaday with Dual Cores and more doesn't matter. Important is the DAC and they are the same with the other X-Fi and the Audigy 4. So the X-Fi is actually an Audigy 4 refurbished.]

X-Fi MB[edit]

X-Fi MB is a software solution that enables basic X-Fi features on computers with integrated audio into an X-Fi device. It requires some degree of driver support from the audio hardware manufacturer. X-Fi MB is commonly bundled with motherboards and computer systems, and is comparable to an X-Fi XtremeAudio. Bundled with some Asus and ASRock motherboards, the X-Fi MB is sold as X-Fi Supreme FX and is actually a standard Analog Devices integrated HD audio codec paired with X-Fi MB. The X-Fi features are implemented entirely in the software. Other hardware vendors sell the X-Fi MB solution simply as Sound Blaster X-Fi Integrated Sound.X-Fi MB is available in different versions e.g. X-Fi MB, X-Fi MB2, X-Fi MB3 and X-Fi MB5.The current version available on select laptops and desktops is X-Fi MB5.

A non-OEM version of X-Fi MB3 was sold by Creative Labs but is no longer on the market.[35] X-Fi MB3 provided an effective software version of a full X-Fi card and was also provided with a version of Alchemy that works with non-Creative sound cards to restore legacy EAX effects.

See also[edit]


  1. ^Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music and X-Fi Elite Pro - TrustedReviews
  2. ^Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi - Maximum PC
  3. ^"X-Fi and the Elite Pro: SoundBlaster's Return to Greatness".
  4. ^"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^Xtreme Audio: chip mystery solved [kinda]. - Creative Labs Forums
  6. ^Jimmy’s Junkyard - X-Fi Xtreme Audio = Audigy SE ???
  7. ^"IXBT Labs - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Cards".
  8. ^"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^팔만원 :: 네이버 블로그
  10. ^Loudness War:Dynamic Range Compression and Its Effects at Music Production
  11. ^24 Bit Crystalizer, The Hidden Technology : Creative's X-Fi Sounds Fabulous
  12. ^Sound Blaster - X-Fi CMSS-3D
  13. ^Windows 7 - Driver Availability Chart
  14. ^Sound Blaster Support
  15. ^Open-Source Creative X-Fi Support
  16. ^ abMatrix:Vendor-Creative Labs - AlsaProject
  17. ^Phoronix.com - Creative Gives In, They Open-Source Their X-Fi Driver
  18. ^Creative.com - X-Fi Public Linux Driver v1.00
  19. ^Changelog between 1.0.20 and 1.0.21 releases: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi (20K1/20K2)
  20. ^Changelog between 1.0.24 and 1.0.25 releases: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi (20K1/20K2)
  21. ^Xtreme Audio discussion on Ubuntu forum that ends with usable instructions how to get the card working
  22. ^"Archived copy"(PDF). Archived from the original(PDF) on 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2017-08-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  23. ^"CA20K1 Audio Processor Product Brief"(PDF). May 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  24. ^"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  25. ^"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  26. ^"Archived copy"(PDF). Archived from the original(PDF) on 2018-01-08. Retrieved 2018-01-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  27. ^"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  28. ^"Meet the X-Fi SB0770". 16 February 2010.
  29. ^"CA20K2 Audio Processor Product Brief"(PDF). May 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  30. ^Creative.com, Press release, 7th Jan 2010Archived 2010-08-13 at the Wayback Machine
  31. ^Press Releases
  32. ^"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2018-01-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  33. ^"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  34. ^Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Review
  35. ^"Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3". Creative site USA. Retrieved 2021-09-15.

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