Realtek ALC892 HD Audio

Discussion in 'PC Audio' started by Mr Bubbles, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mr Bubbles

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    Some motherboards out now with this chip but I can't find much information about it. Nothing even on the Realtek web site. Anyway, I'm in the market for a new lounge PC (connected to a receiver through HDMI or optical) so I was wondering if there's any reason to get a mobo with this chip over the ALC889.

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    From what I've since found it seems to be that the ALC892 supports the streaming of the new lossless multichanel codecs like Dolby True HD and DTS HD (just a big wank imo). So not worth getting unless you have a receiver that supports it. Even then it's probably pretty hard to distinguish from DD at ~ 600 kbps or DTS at ~1,500 kbps. Since the ALC889 supports Dolby Live I reckon that's all I need.
     
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    Just be aware there are two differnt versions of the ALC889, one supports DDL (ALC889D) and the other does not (ALC889)
     
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    So if there are only two Realtek 889's, the ALC889 and ALC889D, what is the ALC889A?:confused:
     
  4. Hibba

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    Welll ALC889 and 889A are the same thing :D

    To be more correct they are The ALC889-GR and the ALC889DD-GR the latter supporting DDL
     
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    Ahhhhhhhhhhh thanks for that:)
     
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    Anyone know what chip/mobo supports DTS Connect (live DTS 5.1/7.1 encoding)?
     

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