Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 PCIe

  • Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 PCIe
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Based on 11 scores, 20 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • It has a good range of frequency response to cover the whole human range.
  • Small form factor card fits tight cases.
  • Full X-Fi acceleration and everything that comes with it.

Cons:

  • The Forte is a little low with the input signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Any audio card is better than an on board codec.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

This isn’t the best card or the best price, it’s just...

By 3dGameMan on -

Video Review: The Auzen X-Fi Forte 7.1 Low Profile Sound Card uses the latest Creative Labs components and technologies. It includes a creative X-Fi CA20K audio processor and X-RAM 64M bytes of DDR-SDRAM for audio processing. This sound card offers 7.1...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

Saying that the headphone amplifier is the best feature of the card may come as a surprise when the X-Fi Forte provides one of the best 7.1 analog or digital experiences in a desktop/HTPC environment but until...

By X-bit Labs on -

The testing of the Auzen X-Fi Forte 7.1 has left an ambiguous impression. First off, it is absolutely not an Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 of a smaller form-factor as you might expect judging by the specifications and employed chips. On the contrary, these...

By The Tech Report on -

When you get down to their core feature sets, the Xonar Essence STX and X-Fi Forte really are quite similar. Both fake EAX effects in Vista, both support 24-bit audio up to 192kHz, both offer a measure of headphone amplification, both sound fantastic,...

By Overclock3D on 80

The Auzentech X-Fi Forte is a truly accomplished card and a superb all-round performer. Usually when a device attempt to fill a gap in the market by becoming a 'jack of all trades', it fails miserably in at least one area. The Auzentech X-Fi...

By ComputerPowerUser on 80

Interface: PCI-E 1.1; Speaker/headphone connections: Stereo to 7.1; Analog I/O Multi Connector (3.5mm Line In/Mic In/Side, Rear, Center, Front); 64MB X-RAM. Whether you’re building the ultimate gaming machine or configuring the best movie-viewing...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Verdict: The Forte handles everything from games to HD soundtracks, but niggling irritations let it down and its audio quality doesnt justify its price. The low-profile X-Fi Forte 7.1 PCI-E sound card is suitable for compact media centre PCs as...

By Guru of 3D on -

Auzentch continues to prove they are a considerable force in the PC gaming audio market and PC audio market as a whole. Their latest offering the X-fi Forte 7.1 quickly reminded us why Auzentech rocketed to PC audio fame so quickly. The X-fi Forte...

By FiringSquad on 85

Auzentech X-Fi Forte ReviewCreative’s Sound Blaster series of audio cards once set the standard in positional sound effects thanks to their proprietary EAX audio acceleration. While on-board has caught up in many ways to dedicated audio cards...

By Elite Bastards on -

When we reviewed the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude back in September 2007, we could barely hide our disappointment that such a potentially good piece of hardware was left crippled by drivers that were missing core pieces of functionality, a state of affairs...

By XSReviews on 90

Overall, I was very impressed and surprised at how well the X-Fi Forte performed. It really did make a big difference to sound quality. All the modes and adjustable settings were very addictive too and I couldn’t help tinkering. The down side and...

By ExtremeTech on 70

A capable, no frills sound card thats fit for any self-respecting HTPC....

International Review By EffizienzGurus on -

Es ist schwierig, die X-Fi Forte 7.1 in einem Satz zu beschreiben. Klar sein sollte jedem, dass die X-Fi Forte nicht zwangsweise die X-Fi Prelude ersetzt, sondern eher Auzentechs Produktportfolio erweitert.Genau wie bei der X-Fi Prelude werden Gamer...

International Review By HardwareBase on -

U zaključku svake recenzije je uobičajeno da ponudimo i preporuku u smislu da li kupac na određeni proizvod treba obratiti pažnju, odnosno uložiti novac. Na osnovu našeg iskustva sa Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 zvučnom...

International Review By Sabios del PC on 80

Auzen una vez mas nos ha sorprendido diseñando una tarjeta de sonido como la X-FI Forte 7.1 con un perfil bajo o standard, conocedora de que cada vez mas los HTPC se integran en nuestros salones de cine, da la posibilidad de que disfrutemos de una...

International Review By HardWare Análisis on 90

Auzentech nos ha presentado una tarjeta de sonido de última generación que proporciona un soporte impecable, incluyendo las últimas tecnologías de audio que incorporan los videojuegos y películas. La X-Fi Forte 7.1 es...

International Review By Hartware.net on -

Die Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 im Low-Profile Format ist grundsätzlich für HTPCs gedacht. Doch auch in normalen ATX-Gehäusen kann sie dank austauschbarer Blende ohne Probleme betrieben werden und muss sich dabei nicht vor der Konkurrenz verstecken. ...

International Review By Pc Tuner on -

Con la Auzen X-Fi Forte 7.1, Auzentech ha in pratica proposto un aggiornamento tecnologico e un’attualizzazione nel formato, del suo precedente best seller, la Prelude.Sicuramente la Forte 7.1 è in grado di riproporre tutta la qualità...

International Review By Dinox PC on 80

Auzentech ha realizzato un prodotto davvero molto interessante che spazia da un utilizzo in sistemi HTPC ad uno più prettamente da videogamer. Condensare queste due modalità in un singolo prodotto non è sempre così facile ed...