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.
Positional 3-D Audio
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 nine virtual 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.
Intense Cinematic Sound for Movies
The SB1040 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.
Works with Windows 8
We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate Sound Blaster performance for Windows 8. Click here to download the latest drivers.
Realistic Sound Effects for Gaming
With support for EAX ADVANCED HD technology, the SB1040 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.
- Full height Windows Vista compliant PCI Express card for the latest desktop PCs.
X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer restores the details and vibrancy lost during audio compression, enhancing MP3/WMA music, DivX movies, TV and radio.
X-Fi CMSS-3D Surround up-mixes MP3 audio to 5.1 or 7.1 surround. X-Fi CMSS-3D Headphone delivers incredible surround sound for movies and music over stereo headphones.
Free download of Cyberlink's PowerDVD software with DTS® and Dolby Digital®-EX decoding for the ultimate in DVD movies. Enjoy immersive gaming over headphones with OpenAL and EAX 4.0 support.
Entertainment Console gives easy setup and control.
Comprehensive connectivity includes an integrated digital optical input and output.