Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers 6.0.9618.1 WHQL

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Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers Overview

Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers are a new generation Realtek audio driver designed for Windows operating systems. The advantages of the High Definition Audio specification over AC’97 are: full support for new audio formats, higher bandwidth, support for connecting audio devices using Plug and Play technology, more accurate speech recognition and input.

Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers Features:

  • The driver package also contains Realtek Soundman and Realtek Sound Effect Manager.
  • WaveRT-based driver for Windows Vista.
  • Direct Sound 3D compatible.
  • A3D compatible.
  • I3DL2 compatible.
  • User friendly interface.
  • Emulates 26 sound environments to enhance gaming capabilities.
  • 10-band equalizer.
  • Realtek Media Player.
  • Advanced settings panel.
  • MPU401 MIDI driver to support electronic musical instruments.


Question: What is Unofficial Build, or Where do these drivers come from?

Answer: The concept of “Unofficial Build” is conditional. These are also drivers from Realtek, but not posted on the official Realtek website, but provided to various developers and equipment manufacturers and therefore obtained from different sources. These drivers are not “left”, which is confirmed by the presence of digital signatures, including WHQL (more on this below).

Question: What changes from version to version?

Answer: The answer to this question stems from the previous one. As mentioned, the drivers are not taken from the official Realtek website, where the manufacturer must indicate a list of changes in the versions, but from the various resources that these drivers were provided to. If the list of changes is not provided here, it means it was not announced at the source.

Question: What is a digital signature, or is WHQL required?

Answer: A digital signature is an electronic security label that can indicate the publisher of the software and whether the driver has been modified after it was signed, and Windows (64-bit versions) blocks the installation of drivers without a valid digital signature (or modified after it has been applied).

If the driver is signed by the publisher (in this case, Realtek) and the authenticity of the signature is confirmed by a certification authority, then you can be sure that the driver was released by this publisher and has not been modified. The so-called WHQL is also a digital signature, but from Microsoft; it is assigned to equipment that has passed tests for compatibility with Windows operating systems.

Thus, the absence of WHQL is not a sign of unreliable drivers, but if there is no digital signature of the publisher, then this is a reason for mistrust. All drivers in this distribution have a WHQL digital signature or a manufacturer’s signature – Realtek.

Supported Devices:

ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC892, ALC663, ALC662, ALC660, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, A LC273, ALC887, ALC670, ALC275, ALC680.

ALC861 Value HD Audio Codec
ALC861-VD-GR Value HD Audio Codec
ALC880 Series HD Audio Codec
ALC882 7.1+2 HD Audio Codec
ALC883 Value 7.1+2 HD Audio Codec
ALC888 7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
ALC888T Advanced 7.1+2 HD Audio Codec for VoIP Applications
ALC885 7.1+2 Channel High-Performance HDA Codec with Content Protection
ALC888S 7.1+2 channel high definition audio codec with two independent s/pdif-out
ALC888S-VC 7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codec with Two Independent S/ PDIF-OUT
ALC888S-VD 7.1+2 Channel HD Audio Codec with Two Independent SPDIF Outputs
ALC889 7.1+2 Channel HD Audio Codec with Content Protection
ALC892 7.1+2 Channel HD Audio Codec with Content Protection
ALC662 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
ALC663 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
ALC665 5.1-Channel High Definition Audio Codec
ALC231 High Definition Audio Codec with Mono Class-D Speaker Amplifier
ALC260 HD Audio Codec
ALC262 2+2 HD Audio Codec
ALC268 2+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codec
ALC269 High Definition Audio Codec with Embedded Class D Speaker Amplifier
ALC272 4-Channel High Definition Audio Codec
, etc.

File Information:

Program version: 6.0.9273.1
Official website: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Interface language: English and others
Treatment: not required

System Requirements:

Windows: 10, 11 (x64)


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