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Realtek HD Audio Codec Driver to Windows

File size
252 Mb


The company Realtek Semiconductor Corp, specializing in the production of motherboards for computer technology, also produces audio codecs, sound drivers, and audio chips. Today, many computers with Windows OS have Realtek sound cards installed. Users can download the updated high definition audio driver for their sound card.


Date added
Update Date
License Freeware
Compatibility Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
Supported languages English, Russian

Pros and Cons

  • Free download access;
  • Wide range of features;
  • Versatility, allowing it to be installed on computers and laptops that use Realtek sound card;
  • Possibility to manually install an updated version of Realtek audio codec on Windows XP, 2000, and 2003 operating systems, where old drivers are no longer automatically updated;
  • Improved sound quality of external devices connected to the computer;
  • Ability to adjust the sound in the desired register for the user.
  • loss of device functionality after installation;
  • headphones may stop working or sound may disappear altogether.

More about Realtek HD Audio Codec Driver

The new Realtek HD Audio driver provides digital audio playback for Windows audio systems at a 16/20/24-bit sample rate up to 192 kHz. The DAC has 10 channels capable of simultaneously supporting 7.1 channel audio playback. 2 channels play stereo sound. When installing this driver, the user receives bundled software that allows them to connect:

  • multi-band equalizer;
  • compressor and dynamic range expander;
  • a set of programs that enhance the quality of sound reproduction when connecting external devices.

Together with the Realtek driver, a Manager is also installed, which is used to manage and configure sound. The audio driver of this new version is suitable for all versions of the Windows OS, including its Vista version.

Drivers from this package can support sound technologies in various audio systems and also allow for the creation of different speaker sound configurations, equalizer adjustments, speaker enable/disable options, selecting optimal sound levels.

They can recognize the sound of different musical instruments and human speech and support a wide range of new audio formats. The program has a user-friendly interface, making sound adjustments possible even for inexperienced users.

The driver will help improve the sound of musical instruments when recording studio music compositions. It will be appreciated by computer game enthusiasts for its ability to simulate up to 26 sounds. Installing the updated driver package will enhance the quality of watching movies and TV series in digital format.

With the correct installation and compatibility of the Realtek driver with the sound card installed on the computer, it is possible to improve sound quality when launching games, watching movies, and videos. If the user finds it difficult to determine whether the new Realtek sound driver corresponds to the sound card installed on their computer or laptop, they should entrust the installation of such a program to service specialists.

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