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Medion
08-05-08, 05:04 PM
Most Recent Driver: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

XP/Vista Driver --> 2.07
ATI HDMI Audio --> 2.03
3D SoundBack (Vista only) --> Beta 0.1

Codecs Supported:

ALC882
ALC883
ALC885
ALC888
ALC889
ALC861VC (Win XP only)
ALC861VD
ALC660
ALC662
ALC663
ALC260
ALC262
ALC267
ALC268
ALC269
ALC272

Note: This is a work in progress. In the next few updates, I'll sort the codecs, and begin comparing their specs. I have no plans at this time to add AC'97 to the thread, as SoundBack is not compatible for it, it's no longer being sold on modern motherboards, and driver updates have become almost as slow as Creative's :D

Medion
08-11-08, 04:17 PM
False alarm. The listing has been updated to reflect version 2.01, but all of the links are dead and have been for hours. Hopefully this is updated by tomorrow.

crainger
08-12-08, 01:34 AM
Keep us updated Medium!

Medion
08-12-08, 02:28 PM
Driver 2.01 is now up, as well as the most complete release notes I've ever seen from these guys.

Driver Package R2.01
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec in Vista/WinXP/Win2000/Win2003 .
1. Vista WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663,
ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC272, ALC273
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VC,
ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC272, ALC273
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Vista x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
6. Add/Fix
1.) Driver :
1. Customizations.
2. Support ALC273.
2.) Package :
1. Change warning message for upgrade driver .
2. ChCfg.exe add version and manifest embedded feature .
3. Add Manifest to Rtlupd.exe and HideWin.exe .
4. The SetCDfmt function was included by RtlExUpd.dll Ver.1.0.1.1

Medion
08-20-08, 06:17 AM
HD Audio Driver 2.02 released:

Driver Package R2.02
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec in Vista/WinXP/Win2000/Win2003 .
1. Vista WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663,
ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC272, ALC273
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VC,
ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC272, ALC273
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Vista x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
6. Add/Fix
1.) Driver :
1. Customizations.
2. Update ForteMedia microphone effect library.

nekrosoft13
08-20-08, 06:21 AM
Realtek does have the best Onboard Sound drivers, learn that the hardway when I bought a laptop with Sigmatel/IDT onboard solution.

K007
08-20-08, 06:28 AM
any special changes....i notice these drivers normally don't do much for me...the drivers out of the box are top quality just like the audio :).

Medion
08-20-08, 06:30 AM
any special changes....i notice these drivers normally don't do much for me...the drivers out of the box are top quality just like the audio :).

I think these drivers only affect you if you're using a ForteMedia product. Since Realtek's products are relatively simple, they just "work." If a product is meant to do something, it either does or doesn't do it. And since Realtek's products do everything they're advertised to do, driver updates really don't seem to change their basic functionality.

I kinda wish everything was this simple :)

saturnotaku
08-20-08, 07:42 AM
Sweet. Will download these for my MacBook.

Medion
08-29-08, 12:03 PM
2.03 for ATI HDMI Audio Device posted, no release notes, but I'd expect 2.03 for all hardware to be out in the next few days.

Medion
10-10-08, 05:38 PM
Updated (now that I'm really back).
Version 2.06 is the latest update. ATI HDMI device is still at 2.03, and 3D Soundback hasn't seen an update since July :(

Medion
10-17-08, 04:02 PM
2.07 released. I'll update with release notes if they ever put them online.