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Realtek HDA versus UAD drivers

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Recently, I spotted Realtek UAD (Universal Audio Driver) 8501 for their sound chips. I can't find much useful information about this driver format. Are there benefits to using UAD audio drivers versus the regular HDA audio drivers?
 
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also

UAD drivers only work with recent versions of Win10 x64 > need Win10 build 15063 (RS2 / v1703) or higher to install & use
UAD not compatible with RS1 (v1607) & older Win10 versions (aka. LTSB 2015 & LTSB 2016) and older Win versions

HDA drivers are obviously much bigger than UAD drivers but traditional HDA drivers work on Vista, Win7, Win8.x & any Win10 version (even on Win10 RTM or v1507 TH1 release)
 
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If I install the UAD Driver, how can be compatible with Sound BlasterX 720 or Cinema 5 or Dolby Audio or others, like HDA Audio?
 
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send alanfox2000 a PM, Diogo Silva. maybe he will respond to your question.
note: you must uninstall/remove existing Realtek HDA driver first before installing Realtek UAD driver because UAD driver has new structure than traditional/legacy HDA driver
 
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