The Realtek HD Audio Drivers are official installation files for computers containing audio chipsets by Realtek.
Whether or not the manufacturer of the laptop or desktop provide their own drivers, Realtek's drivers will generally work fine but without the customizations that are provided with the original software. In most cases, these are minor and the trade-off of using the Realtek HD Audio Driver versus the ones that come pre-installed is having a more stable, and sometimes more customizable audio experience.
You can manage the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver within the device manager of Windows, though being OEM, it might be difficult to access settings without diving in deep.
In the end, Realtek High Definition Audio Driver can be useful if the drivers that came with your PC are having issues.Compability and license
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from drivers without restrictions. Realtek High Definition Audio Driver 2.82 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Realtek. This download was signed by Realtek Semiconductor Corp. and distributed as 0009-32bit_Win7_Win8_Win81_Win10_R282.exe and 0009-64bit_Win7_Win8_Win81_Win10_R282.exe.
We have tested Realtek High Definition Audio Driver 2.82 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.