- Specifications and Photos
- Hardware/Software Installation and functionality
- Gaming and Audio Performance
- Line In / Microphone In: Shared 1/8″ mini jack
- Headphone: 1 x 1/8″ mini jack
- Speaker Out: 3x 1/8″ mini jacks
- Optical In and Out: TOSLINK
- Stereo/2.1/5.1 Speakers
- Headphones (upto 600 ohms)
- 24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs : up to 96 kHz sample rate
- 24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources : up to 96 kHz sample rate to analog outputs
- 16-bit to 24-bit recording sampling rates: 8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
- 16-bit to 24-bit playback sampling rates: 8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96, and 192kHz
The main differences in specifications is that the card supports 192 kHz which the X-Fi could not.
Whats lacking though is HDMI which Auzentech offers even though Auzentech uses the Creative older X-Fi chipset.
Another point to note is that the card supports ONLY Windows 7. NO XP or even Vista support. Very disappointing as it simply wont work unless Windows 7 is installed on the system. It does mention in system requirements on the box that supported OS is Windows 7 but does not explicitly state that there is no XP or Vista support.
And frankly since there are many users still stuck on XP and Vista that it should have been more prominently mentioned on the box to avoid returns or disgruntled customers.