View Full Version : Auzentech Announces The X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1

06-22-08, 01:56 PM
The card features a PCI-Expresshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express x1 interface, Dolby TrueHD and DTShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delirium_tremens -HD Master Audio. It accepts video from either an internal or external connection, mixes it with digital audio, and then outputs the combined video and audio through a single HDMIhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-Definition_Multimedia_Interface 1.3 port.

Auzentech also said that the internal connection will exclusively support upcoming NVIDIA products for what the two companies claim will be the "ultimate in audio and visual entertainment."

The HomeTheater 7.1 features Dolby Digital and DTS encoding for a single-cable connection to home theaterHome cinema systems but don’t think that this card is just for home theatre enthusiasts. The card uses the PCI Express-optimized X-Fi processor to deliver accelerated audio for better game performance too, and with EAX 5.0 effects and 3D positional audio it’s definitely going to get a look in from hardcore gamers and PC enthusiasts.

Creative Vice President and General Manager, Steve Erickson, said the company is really excited to be working with Auzentech to deliver a high-definition HDMI solution and that they have modified the X-Fi processor for the PCI Express bus.

“We have completely re-architected our X-Fi audio processor, optimizing it for the PCI Express bus. We’ve also made a significant achievement in customizing our audio technology to enable the highest quality lossless digital audio for HDMI, for a stunning HD digital entertainment experience.”

There’s no word on price as of yet but we’re willing to bet it’s going to be two arms and a leg. Auzentech has the HomeTheater 7.1 pegged for a September/Q3 release.


06-22-08, 05:07 PM
I still can't believe that Creative is actually working with another company to make sound cards. They've been doing everything on their own for like 20+ years.

06-22-08, 05:12 PM
Creative might end up like Nvidia, they make the tech and let others make it...

06-22-08, 05:17 PM
Creative might end up like Nvidia, they make the tech and let others make it...

That'd be cool.

I wonder if we'll be seeing any integrated X-Fi solutions on motherboards in the next couple years.

06-22-08, 05:22 PM
Creative might end up like Nvidia, they make the tech and let others make it...

They might not be in the financial situation that they are in now if they were willing to license their tech out before. The fact that they're doing this in the first place is likely an act of desperation.

06-22-08, 05:31 PM
Sounds like a cool sound card though

06-22-08, 05:36 PM
They should use some cheap Audigy 2 chip (the real one) and put it in MBs as said above. It would still allow them to keep a highend market with the X-FI.

06-22-08, 05:44 PM
few MSI boards had creative build in

and this might be my next sound card, sounds amazing on paper, even better then that new asus card