The Creative SB0790 PCI Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card features cutting-edge technology to give you outstanding sound when you listen to music, watch movies, or play games. Why settle for basic, built-in sound when you can turn your downloaded music into a personal concert, experience movies as though you were in a cinema, and play games with 3-D audio effects? The SB0790 X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card delivers the audio experience you deserve.
PCI Sound Blaster
X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card
At a Glance:
- X-Fi CMSS-3D creates nine virtual speakers when using stereo headphones
- X-Fi Crystalizer restores lost detail in compressed music and audio
- THX-certified surround sound for a fantastic cinematic experience
- Realistic gaming effects with EAX ADVANCED HD
- Restores surround sound to games in Windows Vista
Positional 3-D Audio
Creates nine virtual speakers for exceptional surround effects. View larger.
Whether you're using headphones or speakers, Creative's X-Fi CMSS-3D technology delivers outstanding surround sound. When used with a pair of headphones, the technology creates ninevirtual speakers for exceptional surround effects, letting you feel like you're sitting in the best seat of a movie theater. You'll get an advantage in games, too, with the ability to locate enemies by sound before they see you.
When used with multichannel speakers, you'll be able to hear exactly where the audio cues are--even between speakers. Voices will be right in front of you and ambient sound will surround you, just like a live performance. CMSS-3D works with both desktop stereo speakers and full surround speaker systems.
X-Fi Crystalizer Restores Lost Details
X-Fi-Crystalizer technology restores the audio detail that is lost in compressed audio files so you'll regain vibrancy and clarity in your music and movies. The technology restores the highs and lows that are often lost due to compression, so whether you're listening to cymbal crashes or wailing guitars, you'll hear the music as it was meant to be heard.
Realistic Sound Effects for Gaming
With support for EAX ADVANCED HD technology, the SB0790 X-Fi Xtreme Audio delivers rich environmental effects in your games, giving you a more immersive experience. You'll hear bullets whizzing by your head, and experience explosions that seem to shake the whole room.
And if you're using Windows Vista, Creative ALchemy technology restores surround sound to DirectSound3D games for an exceptional gaming experience.
Intense Cinematic Sound for Movies
The SB0790 X-Fi Xtreme Audio delivers THX-certified surround sound for a cinematic experience right at your computer. Cyberlink PowerDVD software is included (via free download) and supports DTS and Dolby Digital-EX decoding for an unmatched DVD movie-watching experience.
Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor or equivalent; available PCI slot; 256MB RAM (512 MB RAM for Vista); 600MB of free hard-disk space; CD or DVD-ROM for software installation; headphones or amplified speakers; Internet connection to download PowerDVD player software.
What's in the Box
Creative SB0790 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card, Quick Start leaflet, and installation CD.
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio ||> 108 dB |
|THD + Noise ||0.006% at 1 kHz |
|Channel Playback ||7.1 |
|Recording ||24-bit/96 kHz |
|SPDIF Output ||Via optional Digital I/O Module |
|Input/Output Connectors |
|Audio ||1x 1/8" (3.5mm) FlexiJack for Line-In, Microphone, Digital Out or Digital In/Out|
3x 1/8" (3.5mm) Line-Out (Front, Rear, Center/Sub)
1x 4-Pin Internal Molex Connector for AUX_IN
2x 5-Pin Intel HD Audio Front Panel Header