Summary: Works well but installation can give issues on Windows 7 x64. Works best with xp or Vidta. I currently own two of these devices. Works very well with Logitech 5.1 speaker system with extra cabling. Currently considering buying speakers and cabling for my Windows 8 machine with this device in my kitchen.
Summary: This is a great upgrade from the built in sound found on most motherboards. The only caveat is the drivers that Creative supplies don't work too well with Windows. If you buy this card download the Daniel K. modded drivers found here: [...] I had many problems installing this card to windows XP Pro Sp3 until I found these drivers. These installed flawlessly on both Win XP and Win7 machines. Performance is top notch and my music sounds great.
Review of new creative sound blaster x fi extreme gamer sound card
4 October 2012
Summary: Package arrived from seller in excellant condition, upon installing the sound card in my computer..drivers worked perfectly giving me vastly superior from the onboard sound card on the motherboard..am extremely pleased with sound cards performance.
Summary: I bought this card with open expectations. I just wanted to listen to music once in a while. But my sons like gaming so it was a perfect match. I found you can set the card to automatically enter the mode you want by the chosen program, totally awesome. The card arrived quickly and worked as described, I could not be more pleased! Its no wonder why Creative is at the top, they produce an awesome product.
Summary: This extreme Gamer card from creative labs is a great card for the money. There are a few versions of this card and some that where made differently from others and may not feature the standard listed specs so buyer beware. This card is a low profile one and does not include the connector to the front panel sound board that some of these card do. That being said, it works well for me and the sound is noticably better than my onboard sound chip.
Summary: Bought two of these because of past experience with Creative sound cards. I own every Audigy card made by Creative and have had great gaming and listening experiences with them all. These cards are what they are, great sound cards, nothing else. But I have had my share of issues along the way, read on. They do include the driver disc, but installation of anything other than the drivers can be a pain in the..., you know the word.