Creative X-Fi Titanium HD review

The rebirth of the add-in sound card?

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How do you benchmark a sound card?

Well, we can show that there's little to be gained in terms of frame rates by offloading sound cycles from the CPU, and Rightmarks' Audio Analyzer (RMAA) can give us a technical overview of what's going on inside. Ultimately, though, audio is subjective, and different ears will like different things.

Far Cry 2 - Frames per second (higher is better)

Frames per second

RMAA total harmonic distortion


RMAA Dynamic range

Dynamic range


Tech Specs

Product TypeSound Board
Product FamilyX-Fi
Brand NameCreative
Host InterfacePCI Express
ManufacturerCreative Technology, Ltd
Product ModelTitanium
Product NameX-Fi Titanium 70SB127000001 Sound Board
DAC Data Width24 bit
Product LineX-Fi
System Requirements
  • Intel Core2 Duo or AMD processor equivalent (1.86 GHz or faster recommended)
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft 7 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit with Service Pack 1 or higher 1GB RAM >600 MB of free hard disk space
  • Available PCI Express slot
  • CD or DVD drive for software installation
  • High quality headphones or powered amplified speakers (available separately)
Manufacturer Part Number70SB127000001
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD provides the highest quality audio playback of any other sound card Creative has ever introduced. This sound card includes THX TruStudio PC audio technology, bringing together two of the most respected names in sound quality to provide an unparalleled audio experience on the PC. The Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD features audiophile-grade components for high-quality playback of music, games and movies, including 122db SNR Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs), the highest signal-to-noise ratio sound card ever produced by Creative. Replaceable OP-amps provide the flexibility to further customize your audio experience through different sound coloration. If you are serious about how your PC sounds, this is the ultimate Sound Blaster experience.

Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)122 dB