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Creative today announced the PCI Express Creative Sound
Blaster® X-Fi® Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series and PCI Express Creative
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series sound cards.
Priced at S$ 219.00, the PCI Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Fatal1ty Professional Series features Dolby Digital encoding, for single-cable
connection to home theater systems.
Priced at S$ 299.00, the new PCI Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Fatal1ty Champion Series sound card includes all of the features of the PCI
Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series, plus
an internal I/O drive for quick front panel connection to headphones and
headsets.

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SINGAPORE – May 16, 2008 – Creative Technology Ltd., a worldwide leader in
digital entertainment solutions, today announced the PCI Express Creative Sound
Blaster® X-Fi® Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series and PCI Express Creative
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series sound cards, unleashing the
full power of Creative X-Fi hardware audio processing for PCI Express-based PCs.

The new PCI Express Creative sound cards each feature a striking design that
screams “high performance.” Creative will equip the world’s best professional PC
gamers, who are now competing in the Championship Gaming Series (CGS), with the
new PCI Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
Series, the official sound card of the CGS, the only worldwide professional
video gaming league.

“Audio plays a huge factor in professional gaming, where every competitive
advantage can make the difference between winning and losing. The Creative Sound
Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty edition sound cards significantly enhance any professional
gaming rig, enabling us to hear what we can’t see and perform at our highest
level,” said Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, world champion gaming legend and
exclusive on-air analyst for the CGS.

“I demand extreme performance from my PC, and I won’t settle for less than
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi. It gives me the huge advantage of hearing my
opponent before they can see me, and finishing them off before they can do
anything about it,” said Yazan “Clown” Ammari, Counter-Strike Source member of
the San Francisco Optx CGS team.

“We’ve developed the PCI Express models of our Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi
gaming sound cards to meet the specific requests that we’ve received from end
users,” said Steve Erickson, VP and GM of audio and VLSI for Creative. “We have
re-architected our X-Fi processor so we can deliver even more performance and
provide the best audio available on the PC today. You’ll know why it’s worth the
upgrade to PCI Express the second you hear it. We’ve also added Dolby Digital
encoding, for connection to a home theater system for an awesome gaming
experience. We created an entirely new I/O drive with an innovative design that
can fit either a 3 ½” or 5 ¼” drive bay. Plus, the Creative Sound Blaster
Titanium series cards are optimized for Windows Vista with UAA-compliant
hardware.”

Priced at S$ 219.00, the PCI Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Fatal1ty Professional Series features Dolby Digital encoding, for single-cable
connection to home theater systems. The card leverages the power of the X-Fi
processor optimized for PCI Express to deliver accelerated audio for improved
game performance, with ultra-realistic EAX 5.0 effects and 3D positional audio.
Hardware-powered 3D positional audio and EAX 5.0 effects provide stunning
positional audio realism over headphones and speakers, for a much more immersive
gaming experience than any motherboard audio solution can offer. The Creative
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series also vastly improves
voice chat clarity in online games where collaboration is vital.

“With its superb audio fidelity, EAX 5.0 support, and 128 hardware-accelerated
voices, the Sound Blaster X-Fi is simply the best way to experience the rich
soundscape of Guild Wars. Gamers who really care about how their PCs sound
should give it a serious listen,” said James Boer, ArenaNet audio programmer and
Game Audio Programming author.

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Priced at S$ 299.00, the new PCI Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Fatal1ty Champion Series sound card includes all of the features of the PCI
Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series, plus
an internal I/O drive for quick front panel connection to headphones and
headsets. This versatile internal I/O drive design offers the choice of
placement in either a 3 ½” or 5 ¼” drive bay. The 3 ½” drive features mic-in and
headphone-out connections. This drive slides inside the 5 ¼” drive, which adds
RCA line-in connections.

The world’s first native PCI Express hardware accelerated sound cards, the PCI
Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series and
PCI Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Championship Series
sound cards also feature:

  • Creative X-Fi processor specifically designed for high-speed PCI Express
    slots in modern PCs
  • X-Fi Crystalizer® technology, which leverages audio algorithms to
    intelligently and selectively determine how to restore the highs and lows
    from sound effects, instruments and vocals and voices that were damaged or
    diminished during the MP3, AAC, game audio or other compression processes
  • X-Fi CMSS®-3D technology, to create virtual surround sound through
    speakers or headphones in games or music. In games, you hear your opponents
    in their exact location. With music, the sound expands so it completely
    surrounds you.
  • Dolby Digital support for compelling 5.1 surround sound through a home
    theater system
  • Creative ALchemy™ to restore EAX® and surround sound in DirectSound game
    titles running under Vista
  • Certified UAA compliance for maximum Windows Vista compatibility
  • X-RAM dedicated audio memory to boost performance in select games
  • THX Certified surround sound for cinematic movie audio playback
  • PowerDVD software with DTS-ES and Dolby Digital-EX decoding
  • 24-bit audio quality and 109db SNR audio clarity
  • ASIO recording support with latency as low as one millisecond with
    minimal CPU load

Pricing and Availability

The PCI Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
Series sound card is available at The CREATIVE Stores at Marina Square, Plaza
Singapura and International Business Park, the online store at
sg.store.creative.com and authorised dealers in Singapore in end June 2008 for
S$ 219.00. The PCI Express Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion
Series sound card is available in end July 2008 for S$ 299.00.