Reply 1 of 6, by canthearu
Reply 2 of 6, by mihai
label says sb0240 - it's real.
Reply 3 of 6, by dormcat
I suppose you mean "retail" in the thread title; an OEM card is not "fake" or "unreal" but simply not available to the general public through retail venues.
For the record, Sound Blaster Live! X-Gamer 5.1 has Unreal Tournament bundled. 😉
Reply 4 of 6, by smullyoz
Thats what i mean yes. Is it retail you think? I read some post here that you can tell by the serial # on it?
Reply 5 of 6, by canthearu
To me, it looks like an OEM card (coloured output jacks, the white internal connector, all screams OEM to me)
I would assume OEM unless otherwise directly corrected.
Reply 6 of 6, by chinny22
SB0240, "proper" CA0102 chip, header on the back for I/O drive indicate this is a full blown Audigy 2. It is missing the gold connectors so may have been OEM varent but it is most definitely the real deal.
Cards with the CA0108 chip are the ones to avoid as EAX is only done in software