Windows 10: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version


  1. Posts : 3,564
    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1803
       26 Jan 2018 #1791

    asturias7 said: View Post
    Does anyone know what this 6.0.1.8348 update is about?
    The file size is only 7.2 MB:
    Microsoft Update Catalog
    No idea asturias7. I downloaded it and had a look but apart from the normal .inf files there are a lot of .sbin files which I have no idea about.
    I may roll back to build 8346 tomorrow then try updating to 8348 just to see what happens
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  2. Posts : 171
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       27 Jan 2018 #1792

    asturias7 said: View Post
    Tbh, I'm holding back on updating to this version since they re-introduced that pesky FMAPP application among the files.
    I still keep reading that it can cause lag in PC performance and ramp up CPU usage. Plus, deleting the FMAPP files makes updating impossible as your PC will tell you that those files are needed to update your current version.
    I'll wait for the next update. I have no idea why those files are included in this version or any version... seems they have no real use.
    @asturias7: FYI, the FMAPP files are used in Lenovo-based Realtek audio drivers using Realtek audio hardware subsystem IDs beginning with "17AA" - they seem to be related to Fortemedia

    supported IDs for the 8335 driver packages [the 135.5Mb 64bit and 78.8Mb 32bit ones] (click on the info to display the Update Details for 8335 and click on the Package Details tab to display the IDs listed)
    hdaudio\func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0236&subsys_17aa38fd
    hdaudio\func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0236&subsys_17aa38fe
    supported IDs for the 8335 driver package [the 132.9Mb 64bit package]
    hdaudio\func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0298&subsys_17aa380b
    hdaudio\func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0236&subsys_17aa38fd
    hdaudio\func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0236&subsys_17aa38fe
    hdaudio\func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0294&subsys_17aa310c
    hdaudio\func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0662&subsys_17aa36ee
    So far 8351 is offered in 64bit only - I'll get one for now; MS may post up a 32bit version or another 64bit version with either Nahimic or Creative enhancement DLL files added; next update for me after 8350 something will be 8400 or 8450.
    DooGie said: View Post
    No idea asturias7. I downloaded it and had a look but apart from the normal .inf files there are a lot of .sbin files which I have no idea about.
    I may roll back to build 8346 tomorrow then try updating to 8348 just to see what happens
    just forget about 8348 and update to 8351 as they're not designed for your specific realtek audio device.

    supported hardware IDs listed for 8348 are the following:
    hdaudio\func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0298&subsys_17aa60c4
    hdaudio\func_01&ven_10ec&dev_0298&subsys_17aa60cb
    once again, "17AA" based hardware subsystem IDs pointing to Lenovo - these IDs are both listed in the HDXNEC.INF file
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  3.    27 Jan 2018 #1793

    erpster4 said: View Post
    @asturias7: FYI, the FMAPP files are used in Lenovo-based Realtek audio drivers using Realtek audio hardware subsystem IDs beginning with "17AA" - they seem to be related to Fortemedia

    supported IDs for the 8335 driver packages [the 135.5Mb 64bit and 78.8Mb 32bit ones] (click on the info to display the Update Details for 8335 and click on the Package Details tab to display the IDs listed)


    supported IDs for the 8335 driver package [the 132.9Mb 64bit package]


    So far 8351 is offered in 64bit only - I'll get one for now; MS may post up a 32bit version or another 64bit version with either Nahimic or Creative enhancement DLL files added; next update for me after 8350 something will be 8400 or 8450.


    just forget about 8348 and update to 8351 as they're not designed for your specific realtek audio device.

    supported hardware IDs listed for 8348 are the following:


    once again, "17AA" based hardware subsystem IDs pointing to Lenovo - these IDs are both listed in the HDXNEC.INF file
    I know they're by Fortemedia, but didn't know they are related to Lenovo-based systems...
    anyhow, I never bothered with 8348, was just curious... and I was probably the first to update to 8351 here.
    Cheers
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  4. Posts : 3,564
    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1803
       27 Jan 2018 #1794

    Thanks for the info erpster4, very useful
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  5.    28 Jan 2018 #1795

    This new 8351 driver sounds amazing imo. I get a lot of bass again and the sound is very good, keeping this one.
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  6. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 1709 x64 Enterprise
       28 Jan 2018 #1796

    8351 -Amazing sound.Its best of all divers its i seen
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  7.    28 Jan 2018 #1797

    6.0.1.8228 > 6.0.1.8351

    I am still liking 6.0.1.8228. 8308 was close, and would take some serious a - b comparing to decide (I'll just stick with 8228 again). The rest do not have the same clarity, crispness, and separation. The cymbals and higher frequencies are dull.
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       28 Jan 2018 #1798

    Is there a chance that depending on the Realtek chipset used, some versions may sound better for one chipset model and some other versions may sound better for the other chipset models?
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  • Posts : 3,564
    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1803
       28 Jan 2018 #1799

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    Is there a chance that depending on the Realtek chipset used, some versions may sound better for one chipset model and some other versions may sound better for the other chipset models?
    Every chance of that happening and it's the main reason for users preferring different driver builds to each other
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  •    29 Jan 2018 #1800

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    Is there a chance that depending on the Realtek chipset used, some versions may sound better ...
    Yeah. I was even wondering if the Windows (LTSB vs latest branch, etc) version may make a difference. Heck, even the design of different motherboards with the same Realtek chip can vary. Some do them better than others.

    For what it's worth, I am on 1607 LTSB (Anniversary Update) with an ALC892 on a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P-rev-2 board...and I prefer 8228. Could be just my taste in sound too. I think most people like more bass than I do, so I prefer flat "un-enhanced" audio.

    ...and then there is what speakers, receiver/amp you use and how is that tuned, etc. etc. etc.
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