Realtek High Definition Audio Driver 6.0

Realtek High Definition Audio Driver 6.0

Free Manager for Realtek sound cards
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Makes the connection between your operating system and the Realtek sound card. Supports 16/20/24-bit PCM 5.1 channel audio and 44.1k/48k/96kHz S/PDIF output.

As of today, audio technology has improved a lot and has come up with new high definition sound technology that is not simply better, it is unmatched. You must be familiar with stereo sound in which two channels were used to make the listener feel sound to be coming from various directions. With the advent of Digital Sound Technology such as DTS, Dolby and Surround Sound, it is not possible to take full advantage only with a stereo driver installed on your pc. You need high definition drivers in order to enjoy such audio, video.

Realtek has been always leading in audio drivers/codes and has come up with high definition dirvers as well. The Realtek High Definition Audio Driver 6.0 will provide you with listening capabilities for multichannel sound such as DTS, Dolby and Surround.

Now you can experience the movie theater like audio experience inside your room/home. You must have visited theaters equipped with latest sound systems and must have enjoyed great movies that have there sound tracks on DTS, Dolby, Surround Sound. With a High Definition Audio Driver you can recreate the same effect using your PC and speaker systems.

Realtek HD Audio Driver comes with a huge bundle of features. Among the variety of features it provides, i have listed some of them. It is a solution for six channel DAC (Digital to Analog Converter). It supports 16/20/24-bit PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) format for 5.1 channel audio. It meets performance requirements for Microsoft WLP 3.08 Vista premium. Realtek HD Audio Driver supports 44.1k/48k/96kHz S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) output through which you can connect the output of a DVD player to a home theater receiver. It supports legacy analog input to analog output mixer.

Besides the above hardware features the following software features are also supported. It is compatible with Windows Vista Premium (complies with Microsoft WLP 3.08 specifications). Direct Sound A3D, I3DL2 and 3D compatible. Now enjoy a fantastic gaming experience as Realtek has emulation of 26 sound environments to enhance gaming environment.

Before you download Realtek HD audio driver, check if you have Direct X version 8 installed. If not then please install direct X or else the installation will fail.

Quality of sound also depends on the type of sound system attached to your PC. If you have only dual channel usual speaker systems attached to your PC then you will not be able to get full advantage of this HD driver.

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  • Supports 5.1 Channel Audio System
  • Features Dolby Digital Live and DTS CONNECT software
  • Features Dolby Home Theater software


  • Installation of Realtek HD audio driver has a dependency on DirectX8. If you do not have it, the installation fails

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I do have DirectX and it's 12, but still the installation failed comes up with error and the system reboots and have to uninstall. Why?

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I have windows 7 and the realtek high definition1.0.6.6463 x 64 edition my realtek audio manager from the control panel is empty I'm getting sound from the computer and that's it. I'm having a real tough time getting 5.1 surround sound downloaded and I'm going through all the motions. I need that 5.1 to get every thing working

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