Realtek HD Audio Driver

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Description

Recent advances in digital sound technology have made it almost impossible to enjoy all the full features of DTS, Surround Sound, or Dolby systems with a simple stereo driver installed in your PC. It has become imperative to have high definition drivers in order to take full audio and video advantage of this technology.

Features

Realtek has emerged as one of the top drivers for quality high definition audio. Drivers are actually lightweight software programs with the ability to communicate with computer’s operating system and other related software to make a specific hardware item work properly. Realtek HD Audio Driver can efficiently communicate with your computer’s operating system to give you high quality HD music via your speakers. These drivers actually translate data into HD audio signals. This HD driver can conveniently be managed centrally from the Windows Device Manager. This gives you the freedom to customize your audio preferences for a movie theater like experience.

One of the most attractive features of Realtek HD Audio Driver is the ability to support multiple formats ranging from ALC260 to ALC887. It also has a bundle of useful features such as a six channel Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC), and support for 16/20/24-bit Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) format. Realtek HD Audio Driver meets the required specifications for Microsoft WLP 3.08 Vista premium. It supports the Sony or Philips Digital Interconnect format output which is used in connecting a DVD player’s output to a home theater receiver. Apart from these hardware features, Realtek HD Audio driver comes with several software features such as compatibility with Windows Vista premium, 3D, 13DL2, and Direct Sound A3D compatibility. However, the driver only works if you have installed Direct X version 8 in your PC.

Comparison

In comparison with other HD audio drivers in the market today such as the Direct X, Creative Sound Blaster, and WinPcap, Realtek HD Audio Driver has one of the highest user rating of 8.0 based on its features, usability, functionality, appearance, and capacity to give quality high definition output with minimum breakdowns. Its popularity can also be attributed to the fact that it comes with full support for 5.1 channel audio system and features software for DTS Connect, Dolby Home Theater, and Dolby Digital Live. However, the quality of sound output you get will also depend on your computer’s sound system. For example, a dual channel speaker system will not give you the full advantage of the Realtek HD Audio driver.

Conclusion

Despite the fact that installation of Realtek HD Audio Driver depends on the availability of Direct X in your computer, the driver is an great option for enhancing and upgrading your system’s sound output. Realtek HD Audio Driver provides a convenient option of listening to HD audio in your computer.

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