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Spectrograms for Realtek ALC650


44,100Hz/16bit, 1kHz tone signal


Determining IMD at 44,100Hz/16bit


48,000Hz/16bit, 1kHz tone signal


Determining IMD at 48,000Hz/16bit

Unlike the VT1616, our “most popular codec” (that’s how I referred to it in the previous review), Realtek ALC650, showed acceptable results, nearly up to its own specification.

Let me repeat it once again that the results we have got here are the results of the three specific mainboards. By the way, I advise you to compare the results we have got for the ALC650 and VT1616 codecs with the ones we had in our previous review called Contemporary Integrated Sound Solutions: Storm is Coming.

Conclusion

I guess you don’t doubt anymore the progress in the integrated audio field. Integrated audio is constantly developing and acquiring richer functionality. The new, and already available, trends are eight-channel integrated audio for mass mainboards, intelligent identification of the type of the connected peripheral audio device. I also have no doubts that the test labs of respected manufacturers are already polishing off some new technologies to be unveiled soon. As soon as the new technologies are out, we will surely take a closer look at them.

As always, you feedback via email or in the Comments thread below is very welcome.

 
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