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Realtek High Definition Audio Driver R2.82 is the sound drivers for a new generation of audio Realtek (HD Audio), allowing you to get the movie theater-like audio experience inside your room/home. The Realtek HD Audio Driver will provide you with listening capabilities for multichannel sound such as DTS, Dolby, and Surround. Additionally, they are compliant with Microsoft’s UAA (Universal Audio Architecture).

The top series provides 10 DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo output. Flexible mixing, mute, and fine gain control functions provide a complete integrated audio solution for home entertainment PCs.

The advantages of High Definition Audio specification before AC 97 include full support for new audio formats, a high frequency bandwidth, support for connecting audio devices, under Technology Plug and Play, more accurate speech recognition and input.

Key Features:

  • Compatible with Windows 10
  • WaveRT-based audio function driver for Windows
  • EAX 1.0 and 2.0, Direct Sound 3D, A3D, and I3DL2 compatible
  • 7.1+2 channel multi-streaming enables concurrent gaming/VoIP
  • Friendly user interface for 2-foot or 10-foot remote control applications
  • Emulation of 26 sound environments to enhance gaming experience
  • Voice Cancellation and Key Shifting in Karaoke mode
  • Enhanced Configuration Panel to improve user experience
  • Microphone Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Noise Suppression (NS), and Beam Forming (BF) technology for voice application
  • MPU401 MIDI driver to for electronic music instrument support
  • ALC885M-GR features Dolby Master Studio™ (optional software feature)
  • Realtek Media Player
  • 10-Band Software Equalizer
  • HRTF 3D Positional Audio

The Realtek HD Audio Drivers support all of Realtek HD Audio Codecs and OS from Windows Vista and above.

Note: Advanced users can find the latest version of Realtek driver (v6.0.9132.1) on Microsoft Update Catalog and download a cabinet (.cab extension).

Download Realtek High Definition Audio Driver for Windows 7 or later x32 (v6.0.9000.1)

Download x64 (cabinet file from Microsoft Update Catalog)

Download Realtek High Definition Audio Driver for Windows 7 or later x64 only (v6.0.9132.1)

Download cabinet file from Microsoft Update Catalog

Note: To use CAB (cabinet) file, use WinRAR to extract the file, open “Device Manager” in admin mode (Win+R devmgmt.msc), select the audio device using mouse right click, and click on “Update Driver Software”. Then you should browse and choose the extracted cab folder. Done!

Download Realtek High Definition Audio Driver for Vista or later (v6.0.1.8186)

Download for Official Site

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Last Update: March 04, 2021

Current Version: R2.82 ( for Vista+/6.0.9132.1 for Windows 7+)

License: Freeware

Languages: Multiple Languages

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / Server 2003 / Server 2008 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)

Developer: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.



  • Customizations.
  • Bug fix.
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