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Does anyone know if audio driver is compatible with older mobo revision?

Wesley1
Level 9

I have ROG STRIX Z790-F GAMING WIFI with audio driver V6.3.9600.2342.

Can I update to new Realtek Audio Driver V6.3.9600.2368 from ROG STRIX Z790-F GAMING WIFI II website?I think they use the same audio codec USB ALC4080. Asus tends to stop updating their support websites for older motherboards, and I don't want to use custom, modded and unsigned drivers from third party websites.

ROG STRIX Z790-F GAMING WIFI II

Realtek Audio Driver V6.3.9600.2368 for Windows 10/11 64-bit.(WHQL)
Version 6.3.9600.2368
449.17 MB 2023/10/06


ROG STRIX Z790-F GAMING WIFI

Realtek USB Audio Driver V6.3.9600.2342 For Windows 10/11 64-bit.
Version 6.3.9600.2342
567.84 MB 2023/01/30

Support SS3CNTS+DTSS Models

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Wesley1
Level 9

I've made a folder compare of both drivers. The new driver doesn't have all UWP applications added. A must have Sonic Studio 3 for me is missing. 😞


Missing applications:
Nahimic Service
Sonic Radar 3
Sonic Studio 3
VAD Driver

 

JohnAb
Level 17

If you want SS3, then you have to use the last legacy drivers available from MoKiChU i.e. v6.3.9600.2355 or stay on the drivers you have installed. From v6.3.9600.2368, SS3 is no longer supported. 

Z690 Hero, BIOS 3101, MEI 2345.5.3.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2330, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, i9 12900K, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.

Is there any other app in v6.3.9600.2368 drivers that provides 10-band Equalizer and Smart Volume control?

Or they just removed SS3 without adding any alternative?

I've removed Realtek drivers completely now and everything just works. If you want an equaliser, then you can use Realtek Audio Control (with those drivers). That's what I was using. However, I just got so fed up with realtek driver install issues that I just don't bother with them any more. I wasn't really using the equaliser. It was fun to play with for a while, but in the end I just turned that off as well. 

The latest drivers are supposed to support Sonic Studio, not Sonic Studio 3, but I couldn't find it in the App Store. It's supposed to appear in Armoury Crate at some point. Have a look at MoKiChU's audio drivers thread and you can read all about it.  

Z690 Hero, BIOS 3101, MEI 2345.5.3.0, ME Firmware 16.1.30.2330, 7000X Case, RM1000x PSU, i9 12900K, ASUS TUF OC 3090TI, 2 x 16GB Corsair RAM @ 5200MHz, Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Corsair H150i Elite AIO, 4x Corsair RGB fans, 3x M.2 NVME drives, 2x SATA SSDs, 2x SATA HDs.