Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB on Gigabyte X58/P45/P43 Series Motherboards

Do you want to own a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card? Here is the chance that you have it without purchase a new Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card and you can have the power of Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi. Gigabyte released new Realtek Azalia audio chip driver with Creative Utility that enables X-Fi crystallizer, X-Fi CMSS-3D, EAX ADVANCED HD4.0. This is a solution provided by Creative to enable premium audio quality, effects and features for PC systems equipped with only basic onboard audio like Gigabyte sound chip ~ Realtek ALC889A and ALC888. It is called Sound Blaster X-Fi MB solution.


Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB features

  • X-Fi CMSS-3D technology expands your stereo MP3s and digital movies into surround sound over multi-channel speakers, stereo speakers or even headphones. Voices are centered in front of you and ambient sounds are moved all around you.
  • X-Fi Crystalizer technology restores the detail and vibrance to your compressed music and movies. All the highs and lows are intelligently enhanced, ensuring you’ll hear everything in crystal clear clarity.
  • EAX® ADVANCED HD 4.0, with its state-of-the-art Multi-Environment rendering and reverb modelling, delivers a much more realistic and immersive 3D gaming experience than your motherboard audio ever will.

Head to Gigabyte website to find out more and download the latest sound driver that enable Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB features at here By the way, there is only Windows Vista x86 (32-bit) driver for the moment and it is 30-day trial version.


  1. @Wing Loon: Free of charge for the trial version. Not sure about the full version.

    @Gerald: CPU has enough power can emulate all X-Fi features like EAX 4.0. Onboard sound chip can be tweaked to perform that. Buying a X-FI card will off load some CPU power to sound card (around 1-2 percent I think) and have EAX 5.0. 😛

  2. Any idea of if this will work for add-in cards, such as a xonar? Or is it only for realtek chipsets on gigabyte mobos?

    I’ve been looking for something to run EAX 3/4 in older games.


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