Macpro - Sound cards - Windows and mac OS

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by thevode, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. thevode macrumors newbie

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    Hi!,

    i'm new in this forum and I have a question.

    I have a macpro, and I use the computer for work, but I have windows with one game. This game (shooter) had a eax sound and I have a headphones with optical sistem, 5.1, dolby... and all this things.

    I would to knowm if the creative x-fi Fatal1ty Pro run in macpro, in mac Os and Windows. Really... I only need run in windows, but if run in mac Os... it'll be better.

    I saw this sound card and... ASUS Xonar D2/PM... can I install any card in my macpro???, will it run in windows???.

    Thanks and see you !
     
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    X-Fi Fatal1ty

    1. Creative has never produced drivers for OS X, though they've promised them for a long time. Still vapor. :rolleyes: I don't expect this to change any time soon. :(

    2. It's PCI 2.1, so you may not even have a slot that would work. (You didn't specify which MP you have).

    The ASUS Xonar D2/PM:
    Is Windows ONLY, and is also PCI, same as the Creative card.
    Here's ASUS's PCIe models. Again, it would only work in Windows.
     
  3. thevode thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    There's a few available, but most are meant for professional audio use (recording). They can get VERY expensive.

    I was going by the models you listed, which I checked to verify that they're PCI rather than PCIe, which is what you're system requires.

    That said, I did another quick look at Creative's site, and located these:
    PCI Express X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    PCI Express X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series

    Either of these can work under Windows only, so long as you have an open PCIe slot available. ;) :)

    A search would reveal any others, as IIRC, ASUS did have one as well. A couple of others are likely available, so if you don't mind being stuck to Windows Only, it might be worth it to you. A few more options might produce something ideal for you (budget + use).

    Hope this helps, and good luck. :D
     
  5. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    LOL! Creative make the worst drivers in the world! I won't touch any of their products on Windows anymore and I would NEVER let a Creative product any where near my Mac!!! :mad:
     
  6. thevode thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah!, thanks for all!.

    The fatal1ty champion series is like the fatal1ty pro series, in specification I read "bus connection: PCI Express x1".

    I saw that the sound cards for mac os are very espensive, so a prefer paying the half and only run in windows.
     

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