to be on a roll this week with a third product having been announced in one week. The X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series is the second PCIe sound card from Creative and this time around it's a high-end card.
Although the card itself looks somewhat like the bundeled cards from MSI and the soon-to-launch X-Fi cards that will come with some of Asus' high-end motherboards, this baby is the full-on deal.
We're talking EAX Advanced HD 5.0, 64MB of X-RAM, Dolby Digital Live, hardware acceleration, and let's not forget Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel approval. However, don't expect any fancy acccessories, as despite the fact that this is a high-end gamers' card, Creative seems to have decided to stick with a more mid-range package.
The cards are available for pre-order in the U.S. for $149.99, which is in line with Creative's PCI version with X-RAM. There's no information about the new card working with the various upgrades for the X-Fi series and we're wondering why Creative has mentioned that the optical S/PDIF works with MiniDisc players. Are people still using them?