Reviews and Problems with Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
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A Great Soundcard, But it Comes With Buggy Useless Drivers and Software
31 March 2012
Summary: I bought this soundcard to use in my Digital Audio Workstation. I regularly use soundfonts to apply instruments to musical mixes. And Creative soundcards have traditionally had the ability to do this. When up-grading to Windows 7 64-bit, I found that my Audigy 2 card no longer worked well. So I bought a X-Fi Fatal1ty Titanium Pro to replace the Audigy since the X-Fi was reported to be compatible with Windows 7 64-bit.
Summary: For those installing this card with integrated onboard sound, be sure to follow the following instructions. Otherwise, your new sound card will not operate properly. 1) If your computer uses onboard sound, BEFORE you install your new card, go to Creative Lab's website & download the newest drivers for the "Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series" sound card to match your Operating System. Do not use drivers for a different version of Windows.
Summary: I have owned two Creative products in the past: Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Audigy 2 ZS Both were running trouble-free and offered great value for the money. I have Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional card since approximately November 2009 and I have not had a single issue with it so far. Mr. Roman Proussakov and Tim seem to be technologically challenged individuals.
Sound cuts out in Games, Very Poor Win7 64 Bit Drivers, Poor support from Creative.
Mr. Terence McArt, Amazon
18 January 2012
Summary: Whilst this card performs well when it works, the Windows 7 64 bit drivers are dreadful and plagued with crashes during gaming (SW:ToR, WoW, Starcraft II). Intermittently, but frequently during gaming the sound will simply cut out as the driver crashes, requiring the user to close all programs that are using the sound device, and then disable/re-enable the driver in Device Manager.
Summary: This Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series is an excellent PCIe card! The difference between this and the on-board sound card is beyond compare! The only thing that you have to be careful with is during installation. As some of the reviewers recommended, you have to uninstall your on-board sound card driver first and then disable it in the BIOS. I also disabled the other "sound programs" from NVidia that came with my GTX 590 video card.
SB1270 doesn't work with Windows 7 64 bit OS and Media Source Software.
16 January 2012
Summary: Creative has refused to upgrade Media Source Organizer/Player software to be compatible with the SB1270. No Creative player/organizer is compatible with the card. What a rip off!!! I PAID GOOD MONEY FOR THIS CARD AND NO WARNING CAME WITH IT ABOUT IT BEING INCOMPATIBLE3 WITH MEDIA SOURCE PLAYER ORGANIZER> NO SUPPORT IS PROVIDED FOR THIS CARD. WHAT A RIP OFF!!!
Summary: I built a rather high end gaming machine about six months ago and the sound card was the only thing I didn't purchase. I had been using the onboard audio and it was just okay. I play Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty so for you fps gamers...take note. First of all, YES, there is a difference between onboard sound and a premium sound card and it is noticeable. Is it going to make you LEE7, hear a mosquito fart from two blocks away and, cook dinner for you? No!
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro Series
Richard F. Winde, Amazon
11 December 2011
Summary: I'm sure you have read the other reviews and had come to your own conclusion. All I can add is that the card is easy to install and update; I'm running Windows 7. Some complain about the bloated software, but you must get real, most folks today are running with one or two terabits. As for the software, very easy to make custom changes to fit you gaming needs or listen to music.
Summary: creative labs still is the best. i was using my motherboard sound card for a long time thinking it was sufficient for my needs. well the titanium fatality pro has definitely changed my mind. I did not realize all that i was missing in games and music. the card is feature rich with software and rock solid. i recommend this card to anyone.
Summary: I have yet to have what some reviewer is calling the "Squeal of Death" or SQOD on ANY of the 3 systems these are installed in and they run 24x7. I love my Creative SB Fatal1ty Pro Champion series (that's the card, 2 cables and a front panel control. When I first started buying these they were heads above any integrated audio codec but the latest Motherboards have been coming with Realtek AC889 and AC892 which have very reputable specs and almost the same functions you...