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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Card Review


by Stuart Davidson - 22nd December 2010
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Review

Corsair AX1200W PSU
1x Corsair F120 (Sandforce) 120GB SSD
2x WD VelociRaptor Hard Drives
Arctic Cooling MX-4 Paste
Corsair H70
Corsair 600T Case
Asus VG236 1920x1080 120Hz Screen
Roccat Kone[+]
SteelSeries Shift
Sony BDU-X10S Blu-Ray Drive
Microsoft X-Box 360 USB HD-DVD Drive (With PowerDVD 7.3 Ultra for HD-DVD testing)

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
DirectX 9/10/11 (November 2010)
Catalyst 10.12

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
F1 2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops

PowerDVD 10 Ultimate Mark II

Music Tests:
Razer Mako THX Certified 2.1 Audio
Future Sonics Atrio Earphones
Sennheiser PC360 Headset

Gaming Tests:
SteelSeries 7H Headset

Movie Tests:
Onkyo HT-S9100THX - THX Certified 7.1 Audio System
Razer Mako THX Certified 2.1 Audio

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 7 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).
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