IMG 0024  Auzentech X fi Prelude 7.1
Unlike their previous cards, the solid polymer capacitors are no longer tinted in green.

IMG 0026  Auzentech X fi Prelude 7.1
The rear of the card is fairly sparse and we are told its RoHS compliant.

IMG 0245  Auzentech X fi Prelude 7.1
We popped the heatsink off and found that they really are using the same EMU20K1 on the X-Fi

IMG 0240  Auzentech X fi Prelude 7.1
One of the features gamers look out for in an X-Fi is the use of the XRam. Auzentech uses Micron memories.

IMG 0242  Auzentech X fi Prelude 7.1
A quartet of AKM AK4396 24bit/ 192KHz DACs are used to provide the 7.1 analog outputs.

IMG 0243  Auzentech X fi Prelude 7.1
A single AK5394 24bit/ 192KHz Analog to Digital Convertor is used on the X-Fi Prelude.

We’ve seen the pictures so lets move on.