Creative today announced the PCIe Sound Blaster X-Fi® Xtreme Audio card that is designed to make music and movies sound way better. It features the award-winning X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity™ audio technologies which enhance audio playback and deliver virtual surround sound effects. The Creative PCIe Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio will be available in end November at The CREATIVE Stores at Marina Square, Plaza Singapura and International Business Park, the online store at sg.store.creative.com, as well as major retail outlets in Singapore, at a suggested retail price of S$ 119.00 (US$ 69.99).

Creative Technology Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital entertainment
products, today announced the PCI Express (PCIe) Sound Blaster X-Fi® Xtreme
Audio card that is designed to make music and movies sound way better. It
features the award-winning X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity™ audio technologies which
enhance audio playback and deliver virtual surround sound effects. The Creative
PCIe Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio will be available in end November at The
CREATIVE Stores at Marina Square, Plaza Singapura and International Business
Park, the online store at sg.store.creative.com, as well as major retail outlets
in Singapore, at a suggested retail price of S$ 119.00 (US$ 69.99).

“We are excited to introduce the first PCI Express Sound Blaster for the desktop
PC, continuing our legacy as the de facto audio standard for PC digital
entertainment,” said Steve Erickson, Vice President of Audio for Creative.

The Creative PCIe Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio features two fundamental audio
technologies to help improve the overall audio experience for users. The X-Fi
Crystalizer revitalizes downloaded music and movies, restoring the details and
vibrance lost during compression. This X-Fi technology intelligently enhances
musical dynamics by emphasising sharp percussive sounds and transients, creating
a “punchier” and livelier listening experience.

The X-Fi CMSS-3D function allows users to expand their stereo music and movies
into surround sound. To the listener, voices would appear to originate from the
centre and ambient sound appears all around, similar to the listening experience
in a live performance.

The headphone surround effects will sound like multi-channel speakers positioned
all around the listener. Listeners will feel as though they are surrounded by
multiple virtual speakers, sitting with their favourite band or as if they have
the best seats in the movie theatre.

Gamers enjoy full realistic sound effects with the Creative PCIe Sound Blaster
X-Fi Xtreme Audio. Games sound superb with positional audio that is so accurate
gamers can locate their enemies by sound. EAX® ADVANCED HD™ 4.0 sound effects
allow gamers to elevate their gaming experience to the next level. It also comes
with Creative ALchemy software that allows Windows Vista™ users to enjoy legacy
DirectSound 3D games. This software will detect the presence of a number of top
PC games, converting the games’ DS3D and EAX calls into OpenAL calls, allowing
gamers to enjoy these titles in full, multi-channel sound with hardware effects.

Pricing and Availability
The Creative PCIe Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio will be available in end
November at The CREATIVE Stores at Marina Square, Plaza Singapura and
International Business Park, the online store at sg.store.creative.com, as well
as major retail outlets in Singapore, at a suggested retail price of S$ 119.00
(US$ 69.99). For more information about the Creative PCIe Sound Blaster X-Fi
Xtreme Audio and X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity, please visit www.asia.creative.com