Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

  1.    03 Nov 2017 #1361

    Hi,

    Thanks, Doogie. 8279 remains in place. Sounds fine to me.

    Cheers and have a nice weekend,
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  2. Posts : 1,039
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       03 Nov 2017 #1362

    Kind of weird how drivers can sound different when the only purpose of the drivers is to allow the OS to talk to the hardware since the sound should be what the hardware is supposed to sound like naturally and not change the acoustic properties. Speaking of which, I never knew SoundBlaster was also a software suite that can be used with non-Soundblaster hardware as seen here:
    OEM - Software Solutions - Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 for the OEM version
    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 Software Suite - Creative Labs (Software Store) for the Retail version
    Last edited by Almighty1; 05 Nov 2017 at 09:03.
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  3.    04 Nov 2017 #1363

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    Kind of weird how drivers can sound different when the only purpose of the drivers is to allow the OS to talk to the hardware since the sound should be what the hardware is supposed to sound like naturally and not change the acoustic properties. Speaking of which, I never knew SoundBlaster was also a software suite that can be used with non-Soundblaster hardware as seen here:
    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 Software Suite - Creative Labs (Software Store)
    What about this part : You must have a valid Activation Key in order to install it. ?
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  4.    04 Nov 2017 #1364

    CountMike said: View Post
    What about this part : You must have a valid Activation Key in order to install it. ?
    You get one at purchase of the software.
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  5.    04 Nov 2017 #1365

    6.0.1.8264 seems to be very noticeably quieter than rest of drivers.
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  6. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit FCU
       04 Nov 2017 #1366

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    Kind of weird how drivers can sound different when the only purpose of the drivers is to allow the OS to talk to the hardware since the sound should be what the hardware is supposed to sound like naturally and not change the acoustic properties. Speaking of which, I never knew SoundBlaster was also a software suite that can be used with non-Soundblaster hardware as seen here:
    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 Software Suite - Creative Labs (Software Store)
    So how does this work on top of the Realtek Audio Manager SW? Would this enable DD and DTS?
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  7. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 1709 x64 Enterprise
       04 Nov 2017 #1367

    Xi-Fi mb5 better MB3.Yes-it works on top Realtek Manager.Xi-Fi have external effects -surround,bass,crystalizer and another.Fine equalizer and more.Sound more better on Creative Xi-Fi with same chips Realtek.DD and DTS not works on Creative.Only few motherboard officialy supported Xi-Fi - Gigabyte Aourus example.In another motherboard need change XMB3HD.INF in Realtek packages and install it
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  8.    04 Nov 2017 #1368

    I apologize for butting in here uninvited, but I wonder: Do any of the drivers discussed here solve the annoying latency issues that many of us are seeing with RealTek hardware? You know, the cases where it takes a second or so for system sounds to play if the system has been doing something else before. Repeating the same action immediately then produces the sound immediately. I see this on a very-high performance system (Dell Precision P7720, 6th-generation Intel Xeon, etc., etc.), and it's driving me nuts. My 10+ years old M4500 plays sounds just fine with no delays, but this beast here does not. For what it's worth, my current driver version is 6.0.1.8237.

    And, yes, I looked at all the various guides I have seen floating around, and none of the suggested fixes solve the issue I have. Perhaps this is just something to complain to Dell about?
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  9.    05 Nov 2017 #1369

    I always chocked that up to Windows shutting the sound down to save power or something. Or the first sound played, filling a buffer or whatever. I started ticking the box in sound settings to "Play Windows Startup Sound" just so it would do the delayed sound and get it over with right away. Works for me.

    One thing I do though is stop Realtek stuff from starting at boot (via registry setting) and have never noticed any bad effects from doing so. Paste the following into text file and rename it whateveryoulike.reg, then double click them to use. Check your registry to make sure you have the same default value, it has changed over the years so in the future this may need 'adjustment'.

    Realtek Run.reg - Default: Start at boot:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "RTHDVCPL"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Realtek\\Audio\\HDA\\RtkNGUI64.exe\" -s"

    Realtek No Run.reg - Don't start with boot:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "RTHDVCPL"=-
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  10. Posts : 1,830
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       05 Nov 2017 #1370

    8287 seems to have finally fixed the issue that I was having with streaming video where the audio would quickly begin to lose sync from the video, eventually lagging behind by almost 2 seconds.
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