Realtek AC'97 Audio Drivers free for PC

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Depending on your hardware, Realtek AC'97 Audio drivers are a piece of software you may need to be able to play sounds and listen to music on your PC or laptop.

What are Realtek AC'97 Audio drivers?

Realtek AC'97 Audio drivers ensure that you have the latest audio drivers possible and get the maximum performance for audio playback on your PC. So if your device has one of the audio codecs we list below, you should definitely download this tool.

What are the key features of Realtek AC'97 Audio drivers?

  • Built for quality: You will get high-quality sound using proprietary converter technology that achieves a signal-to-noise ratio above 90 dB and supports multiple codec extensions to enjoy variable sampling rates and 3D effects.
  • Lots of drivers: These drivers support a wide range of Realtek audio codecs, including the ALC-1xx/2xx/6xx/8xx series, such as ALC201, ALC101, ALC201A, ALC202A, ALC203, ALC250, ALC650, ALC653, ALC655, ALC658, VIA686, ALC850, VIA8233, and VIA8233A.
  • Highly compatible: These drivers are supported by an extensive range of motherboards.
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How to install Realtek AC'97 Audio drivers?

  1. No matter your platform, decompress the drivers' bundle we provide you.
  2. Double-click the setup.exe file and follow the installation steps.
  3. You may need to reboot your computer before the changes are applied.

Are they free?

Yes, you can download and install these drivers for free.

Are they safe?

No malware has been detected, so they're also perfectly safe to use.

What is Realtek AC'97 Audio?

AC'97 is a high-quality, 16- or 20-bit audio architecture with 5.1 surround sound support for the PC platform. It supports a 96 kHz sampling rate at 20-bit stereo resolution and a 48 kHz sampling rate at 20-bit stereo resolution for multichannel recording and playback.

What is the difference between AC'97 and HD Audio?

Sample rates are better with HD Audio, and it features jack detection. Hence, when you plug in, your computer can automatically mute the speakers and switch to headphones.

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