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X-FI without Creative!!!

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Auzentech has just released details on their new Auzen X-FI Prelude 7.1.

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Scheduled for release near the end of June 2007, the Auzen X-FI™ Prelude 7.1 soundcard marks the first time Creative has permitted a third-party soundcard vendor to use the Creative X-FI™ chipset in its own soundcard design. It will fully support EAX 5.0 and have the same expandability as the Auzen X-Meridian™ 7.1.
Full EAX 5.0 and decent drivers!!! Gamers and audiophiles rejoice!

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That's pretty boss!
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Price is the question...
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looks like it uses Creative media center or w/e that software is. . .if creative didnt design the drivers and they are vista ready then sign me up . .

Creative drivers FTL
 
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looks like it uses Creative media center or w/e that software is. . .if creative didnt design the drivers and they are vista ready then sign me up . .

Creative drivers FTL
Creative Drivers... check at the very bottom.
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S/W and drivers
Creative X-Fi Driver
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Grah. Maybe they'll use better DACs than creative did, even if they won't use better drivers.
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hopefully they use some high quality components..then we'll see a new killer card.
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Price is the question...
I predict over 150$

that's just me
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Been available for pre order for quite some time now (£129 - about $204 with tax taken off):

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...tid=11&subcat=
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I predict over 150$

that's just me
probably, that was the release price on the original X-fi

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