Creative has extended their X-Fi lineup this week with the introduction of two new models under the Fatal1ty branding scheme. The Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series sound card is PCI-E x1 based with Dolby Digital encoding support, EAX 5.0 effects and 3D positional audio. Creative's ALchemy is also included to restore EAX and surround sound in DirectSound game titles under Vista.
If you're looking for something with even more bells and whistles, Creative are also offering the new Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series which is indentical to the Professional Series card but also includes an internal I/O drive for more convenient front panel port access and volume control. The drive can fit into a 3.5" bay and features mic-in and headphone-out connections, or you can slide the unit into the included 5.25" bracket which adds RCA line-in connections into the mix.
You can find more information on both Fatal1ty models within Creative's official announcement here folks.
Creative, a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today announces the PCI Express Sound BlasterŪ X-FiŪ Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series and PCI Express 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 Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series, the official sound card of the CGS, the only worldwide professional video gaming league.