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Auzentech Unveils X-Fi Forte 7.1 Native PCI Express Soundcard

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Auzentech has unveiled the X-Fi Forte PCI-Express sound card. The Auzen X-Fi Forte 7.1 is the first Low Profile native PCI express audio card that Auzentech has designed especially for gamers and audiophiles. Compared to the X-Fi chipset reference design, the Auzen X-Fi Forte 7.1 has improved circuitry and components.
"A large percentage of our customers are both gamers and audiophiles," said Stephane Bae, president of Auzentech, Inc. "Increasingly, they are requesting a low-profile sound card with 'mind-blowing' audio playback for music, movies, and games. We created the Auzen X-Fi Forte with these customers in mind."

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The DB15 vga-like rear plug is a great idea to free up some place on the metal bracket, while providing a 7-in-1 minijack connectors solution. i'll keep an eye on it in the future :pimp:
 
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Looks like the absolute PERFECT solution for a mATX board or HTPC! Way to go Auzentech!
 

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The majority of thier customers are gamers and audiophiles. Most gamers don't have low profile cases since you cant get a low profile anything that can run games at high.
 
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Except for the fact that the card comes with a full height bracket as well... doh!
 

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"The MSRP is planned at $149.99" if it was $49,99 I might get it. My onboard sound is good enough, soundcard needs to be cheap. I only need S/PDIF and some positional sound for headphones in games.
 

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"The MSRP is planned at $149.99" if it was $49,99 I might get it. My onboard sound is good enough, soundcard needs to be cheap. I only need S/PDIF and some positional sound for headphones in games.
Probably expensive due to the CREATIVE chip and all those licensing fees. :banghead:
 

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Like the color and layout but I dont understand two connectors one being some sort of midi port.
 

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Like the color and layout but I dont understand two connectors one being some sort of midi port.
Look at the box picture and the port makes more sense. Just a way to get multiple connectors to a small space.
 

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Combining the Coax and Optical digital out into one port is a good idea, but I would loose that adaptor on the first day.
 

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Look at the box picture and the port makes more sense. Just a way to get multiple connectors to a small space.
You mean like this one
 

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lol the auzen uses a VGA port and the auzen uses a DVI. lol.

nice card, i'm glad its half height - less airflow restrictions in a case.
 
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You mean like this one
but that ones done that way so it can light up gay LEDs on razors special matching headphones. i love my prelude and i'd take an auzen any day over a razor POS.
 
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surprised I missed this!

Anyhow, that's a damn nice looking card, for some funky reason, I'm diggin the neon-green caps . . . I wonder how UV reactive they are . . .

Asides, though, considering the size of "quality" PCB components, and a half-width PCB . . . I wonder how crammed tha backside is :p

Nice to see another native PCIE audio card to market . . . TBH, the Titanium has got to be the most solid Creative card I've ever had - no audio hiccups due to hardware BUS bickering . . .

I'm even more impressed that Creative is backing off their grip on the X-Fi APU even more, allowing Auzen to cash-in on the brand new APU as well . . . although, I'd love to see some more manufacturers start using the APU as well, or at least design somthing that can compete in the processing realm.