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AuzenTech AZT-FORTE X-Fi Forte 7.1 Low Profile PCI Express Sound Card

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  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 192KHz
  • PCI Express Interface

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Treat your ears to the ultimate audio experience for digital music, DVDs and games by upgrading your desktop with the X-Fi Forte 7.1 sound card from AuzenTech. The card supports Dolby Digital Live and DTS-Connect. Dolby Digital Live converts any audio signal into a Dolby Digital bitstream for playback through a home-theater system via a single cable. DTS-Connect enabled PCs are capable of playing full surround sound from DTS-enabled movies, music and games, as well as providing surround sound from normal stereo sources.

Installation is simple and straightforward. Just seat the card in a vacant PCI Express card slot in your desktop and install the drivers from the included disk and you’re ready to connect your speakers and enjoy high-quality audio.

  • newegg PCI Express Audio Processor The AuzenTech X-Fi Forte features Creative Labs' native-PCI Express audio processor that can take full advantage of the higher-throughput of the PCI Express bus.
  • newegg Dolby Digital Live The on-board Dolby Digital Live real-time content encoder generates a Dolby Digital bit stream from any PC sound source to unleash the full surround sound potential of your home theater system. Simply connect your PC to a Dolby Digital enabled AV receiver or devices via a single cable connection and start enjoying thrilling surround sound from 3D games, DVDs, music and more.
  • newegg DTS Interactive DTS Interactive encodes any digital sound source into DTS Digital Surround for transport and playback through any DTS-enabled system via a signal cable connection, such as powered PC speakers, an A/V receiver or any other DTS- compatible surround decoder sound system, eliminating the hassle of multiple cables and ensuring audio signal integrity.
  • newegg EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 delivers incredibly realistic gaming audio. Drench yourself in an exceptionally dynamic and sensational gaming world.
  • newegg Built-In Headphone Amplifier The AuzenTech X-Fi Forte boasts an independent headphone amplifier to achieve the best possible listening quality with your stereo headphone.
  • newegg Low Profile Bracket The AuzenTech X-Fi Forte sound card features a low-profile design, ideal for space constrained systems such as an HTPC case.

Learn more about the Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1


X-Fi Forte 7.1

Audio core

Audio Chipset
Sample Rate
Digital Audio


Line In
3.5mm(1/8") stereo mini-phone jack
Line Out
4 x 1/8" Stereo mini phone jack for Line outputs
3.5mm(1/8") mini phone jack
CD/Aux In
Other Ports
1 x 10-pin(5x2) Front audio header with Intel HD Audio Compatible
1 x RCA/TOSLINK Combo jack for S/PDIF transmission
1 x 2-piS/PDIF input connector
Creative proprietary AND_EXT, DID_EXE connector for X-Fi I/O driver


PCI Express x1
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows XP / Vista


Security: The PCI-Express independent data transfer structure provides secure performance, important because audio requires continuous-secure data processing.

Sound: With a D/A converter of 120dB level, high end audio components, and an analog design tuned for peak performance, the X-Fi Forte is designed to provide the best audio possible for Music, Games and Movies. End-users can further tune the audio via the replaceable OPAMP for the front audio (L/R).

Performance: By using the latest Creative native PCI express chipset, the Auzentech X-Fi Forte provides high performance audio processing on-board while freeing system resources for other tasks. With 64MB X-Ram, it processes complicated 3D sound effects with ease.

Low Profile Audio Card
Developed around Creative X-Fi Native PCI Express audio processor
Support for Dolby Digital Live for Windows XP and Vista
Support for DTS Neo:PC & DTS Interactive for Vista
Low-profile and standard-profile brackets included.

The Auzen X-Fi Forte 7.1 is Auzentech's first Low Profile native PCI Express audio card designed especially for gamers and audiophiles. Compared to the X-Fi chipset reference design, the X-Fi Forte improves the circuitry and upgrades the components. Auzentech engineers created the X-Fi Forte for customers who have asked for a "high-end, low profile" sound card that would thrill music-, movie-, and gaming-enthusiasts alike.

Plug Standards

Electrical Outlet Plug Type
Sound Board
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