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. Edit 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.