In a rather stark claim, Analog Devices and Creative labs state that Realtek's high definition audio solutions do not render proper EAX and EAX2 effects correctly and in some cases not at all. Realtek audio solutions are quite popular among OEM motherbboard vendors as they provide low cost audio with reasonable results. Dailytech teamed up with Analog Devices and Creative to confirm the lack of EAX extensions through various listening tests. Competing HD audio solutions do not appear to have this problem and it is unclear if the DDL/DTS Connect solutions supported by C-Media based 8768 and 8778 based chips or chips produced prior to Realtek's acquisition of the company are affected.
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