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Realtek Releases New HD Audio Driver Available For Download

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on January 18, 2017

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Realtek has announced the availability of a new version of its High Definition Audio package, namely 6.0.1.8018, which might include small improvements regarding stability, performance, as well as sound quality.

Similar to earlier audio packages, the present release is provided by Microsoft on its Windows Update Catalog, and the available .cab file formats are compatible with the 32- and 64-bit architectures of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Anniversary Edition platforms.

If you intend to upgrade to this release make sure your system OS is supported, and save and extract the downloadable cabinet (.cab) package on an accessible location such as your desktop.

Afterward, close all programs and processes that might interfere with the upgrade, go to Device Manager, select the hardware device you want to update, and choose “Update Driver Software.”


Then manually select the location of the new driver, and follow all instructions displayed on the screen. Also, don’t forget to give the wizard permission to perform a system reboot so that changes can take effect properly.

Besides the files mentioned above, users can also download and install the same 8018 Audio build using an archive provided by Realtek. This package is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 operating systems, both 32- and 64-bit variants.

You can then download Realtek HD Audio Driver 6.0.1.8018, carefully install the new version, perform a restart upon completion, and check the Realtek website as often as possible to stay up to speed with the latest releases and be sure to read through all Realtek tips and documentation before trying to do anything.


For additional Realtek product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools. www.symmetryelectronics.com/contact-us or call (877) 466-9722.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on January 18, 2017

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

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