1.Its got Hardware Accelerated DSPs for EAX, etc something which the Live! lacks and thus it can give upto 10-20% boost in games(as also revealed in the review below) over onboard audio..
2. It can be made to run Audigy4 Software(which has notably better interface, AC3 Decoder and also enhances sound quality) using modified drivers(youp-pax)....
3.It also has Firewire Port
The Card is exactly same as the pic shown and here is the review for the same:
Techware Labs - Reviews - Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer
32-bit Professional Quality Effects Engine Creative''s AudigyÃ¢â€žÂ¢ patented effects processor Support for real-time digital effects like reverb, chorus, normalizer, pitch shifter, or distortion across any audio source Capable of processing, mixing, and positioning audio streams using up to 131 available hardware channels Full 32-bit digital mixer maintains all sound mixing in the digital domain, eliminating noise from the signal Customizable Plug-In Effects Architecture allows new audio effects to be downloaded from the Web via CreativeWare High-Definition Audio Quality Playback of 64 audio channels, each with its own independent sample rate 24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs at 48kHz sample rate 24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources at 48kHz to analog 5.1 speaker output 16-bit recording with sampling rates of 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, and 48kHz Supports SonyÃ‚Â® / PhilipsÃ‚Â® Digital Interface (SPDIF) format input signal of up to 24-bit/96kHz quality SPDIF output up to 24-bit resolution at selectable sampling rate of 44.1, 48, or 96kHz Low latency multi-track recording with ASIOÃ¢â€žÂ¢ support EAXÃ‚Â®, ADVANCED HDÃ¢â€žÂ¢, Advanced Audio and 3D Audio Technology Hardware acceleration of EAX ADVANCED HD for games User-selectable EAX ADVANCED HD music presets, pre-configurable DSP modes simulating various acoustic environments Advanced time-scaling Audio Cleanup Upgradeable 3D audio architecture for future improvements DolbyÃ‚Â® Digital audio decoding to 5.1 speaker channels in both analog and digital modes Optimized, user-selectable settings for two, four, or six speakers, headphones, and external A/V amplifiers Creative Multi Speaker SurroundÃ¢â€žÂ¢ (CMSS) technology places any monaural or stereo source in a 360Ã‚Â° audio space SB1394/FireWireÃ‚Â® Connectivity High speed connection to IEEEÃ‚Â® 1394 enabled devices with up to 400Mbps transfer rate Hot-plug support for ease of connecting or disconnecting external devices Interconnection of up to 63 devices for peer-to-peer communication Realistic Wave-Table Synthesis Creative''s Audigy music synthesis engine 64-voice hardware polyphony with E-muÃ‚Â® Systems, Inc.''s patented 8-point interpolation technology that reduces distortion to inaudible levels Uses SoundFontÃ‚Â® technology for user-definable wave-table sample sets Unlimited sample size can be loaded into host memory for professional music reproduction (limited to available system memory size) Scalable PCI wave-table synthesis architecture with multi-timbre capability 48 MIDI channels with 128 GM & GS compatible instruments and 10 drum kits MIDI Interface / Joystick Port Support for analog and digital or DirectInputÃ¢â€žÂ¢ game devices Support for two simultaneous MIDI devices with Sound Blaster Audigy drive (upgrade option) Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer On-Board Connectors Analog / Digital Out (Analog Center & Subwoofer / 6-channel SPDIF Output) Line in Microphone in Line level out (Front) / Headphone out Line level out (Rear) SB1394/FireWire port Telephone Answering Device in Analog CD Audio in Digital CD Audio in Expansion header to an external 15-pin MIDI / Joystick port Internal SB1394/FireWire header to Sound Blaster Audigy drive (upgrade option) Expansion header to the Sound Blaster Audigy drive (upgrade option) Works with the Following Standards PCI 2.1 compliant AC ''97 compliant DolbyÃ‚Â® Digital ASIOÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Sound Blaster Audigy Audio Performance Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) = 100 dB Crosstalk (Left/Right and vice versa) = -100 dB Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (A-Weighted) = 0.004 % Frequency Response at -3 dBr = <10 Hz to 22 kHz