Realtek Releases ALC885 Lossless Audio Codecs
Realtek has released a new high definition audio codec aimed at providing lossless audio with content protection for DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. The ALC885 features 7.1 +2 High Definition Audio with a 106dB DAC SNR and a 101dB ADC SNR and it can perform lossless audio streaming at 96kHz/24 bit or higher. The ALC885 is the latest in a long list of HD codecs like the ALC861, ALC880(D), ALC882, ALC883 and the 2-channel ALC260 and 262. This new codec has reportedly shown up on two motherboards in Asia and I would bet with Realtek's extensive partnerships we will be seeing much more of this codec in the near future.