Originally Posted by joel406
Wrong, they have a new beta driver out for the X-Fi, and who knows when that will come out of beta, and Creative cards are known for their incompatibilities with 4GB's or more of ram on Vista.
They recently put out a new non beta driver for the Audigy cards, that restored Dobly Digital EX and DTS, but I still don't trust them. They still won't renable and support DVD Audio on 64bit Vista, only 32bit Vista.
The reason they're doing this is the recent mess over what Daniel K was doing with the drivers, and they decided they didn't like him fixing Creative's mess, and threatened him on their forums, and with legal papers that if he didn't quit, they were going to sue him. Needless to say, he had enough of Creative Labs, and is getting a couple of non Creative Labs soundcards, and will not having any to do with Creative Labs anymore. He didn't say what brand or what audio chip the soundcards he's getting use.
It was the mess of Creative cards, being a royal pain, no driver support hardly at all for the Audigy series of cards on Vista and problems with Creative cards going nutso in my machine inside of 6 to 9 months a couple of years ago, that I dumped Creative Labs and got a CMEDIA based card, which doesn't give me any trouble, not does it have the bloatware and the mess that Creative has. Creative still won't put out the applications that Audigy 2 has on XP in a Windows Vista 32bit or 64bit version.
What's even worse, is that a few months ago, it was revealed that Creative Labs was in such financial shape, they started selling the headquarters and it's associated buildings in Singapore.
Further more, what doesn't and didn't help Creative was all they could do was blame the snap crackle and pop issues with the X-Fi on motherboard chipsets such as Nvidia, ATI, ULI, and VIA, when in fact it was their card that wasn't truly PCI compliant, and they even wound up with some idiot, who thought he knew more than anyone else backing Creative's bullcookies, concerning the snap crackle and pop issues on the X-Fi also blaming the chipsets, don't know who the idiot was. Then Creative Labs and that idiot tried to blame Crossfire and SLI configures in the process of it all.
It was about this time, that more and more people, started to use their onboard sound, or get CMEDIA or VIA ENVY 24 based soundcards.
I still won't recommend anyone get a Creative card, and highly urge people to dump Creative Labs.