Enter the current Z class of soundcards. From what we have been able to gleen, the new Z series is CL's push to gain the top spot again or at least gather the lions share. Needless to say in the Guru3D Audio Lab, we were quite interested to get a look and listen at their latest flagship product, the SoundBlaster ZXR.
This download supports and is applicable for the following models:
At this current time Realtek website is either down or extremely difficult to pick up in the UK. Guru 3D is also carrying the driver and can be found here: Realtek HD Audio 2.81 driver download
Download Realtek HD Audio 2.81 Driver for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 x86/x64 Driver
Realtek has released its 2.81 HD Audio driver compatible with Microsoft’s Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 operating systems (both 32- and 64-bit variants). Realtek’s present driver adds support for new ALC codecs: ALC891, ALC667, ALC236, ALC256, and ALC293.
Driver version: 18.104.22.16836
Windows 10 supported.
Add Codec ALC255, ALC235, ALC867
Support Windows 8.1
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013) For Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP1, XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1.
6. Add/Fix Driver : Customizations.