The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD should arrive in shops this month. Announced in January, this PCI-Express x1 format card uses a new generation X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity co-processor.
Note the 122dB signal-to-noise ratio, against 109 dB for the previous generation, as well as the replaceable Op-amp allowing users to customise the card’s analogue outs (like on the Auzentech X-Fi Bravura).
Designed for Windows Vista and 7, it is of course compatible with EAX 5, Alchemy and supports Dolby Digital and DTS encoding. In terms of sockets, there are TOSLINK ins and outs and a microphone in and a mini-jack headphones out. The Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD has been announced at a cost of $299.