Download: Realtek HD audio driver 2.02
Realtek delivers the next full driver array for Windows XP and Vista. The HDMI drivers for Radeon HD cards have not been updated since version 2.00.
The HD audio driver version 2.02 can be downloaded right below this news or from the official Realtek servers. The update is available for the 32 bit and the 64 bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. All Realtek HD audio chips that can be found in notebooks and on many motherboards are supported.
Here you can see an excerpt from the Change Log - performance improvements are rare and the pdf file doesn’t reveal details. A new feature is the support of the ALC273 codec:
Driver Package R2.02
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec in Vista/WinXP/Win2000/Win2003 .
1. Vista WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC272
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC272
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Vista x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
• Support ALC273