What is Onboard Audio Definition for Integrated Circuits

Integrated Audio for Today and Tomorrow

  • Intel® G965, P965, Q965, Q963, 946GZ, and 946PL Express Chipsets
  • Intel® 975X, 955X, 945G, and 945P Express Chipsets
  • Intel® 925XE and 925X Express Chipsets
  • Intel® 915G, 915P, 915GV, 915GL, and 915PL Express Chipsets
  • Intel® 910GL Express Chipset

Consumers also want the ability to play back two different audio tracks simultaneously, such as a CD and a DVD, which can't be done using current audio solutions. Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) features multi-streaming capabilities that give users the ability to send two or more different audio streams to different locations at the same time, from the same PC.

Microsoft has chosen Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) as the main architecture for their new Universal Audio Architecture * (UAA), which provides one driver that will support all Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) controllers and codecs. While the Microsoft driver is expected to support basic Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) functions, codec vendors are expected to differentiate their solutions by offering enhanced Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) solutions. The result is high-quality PC-based audio that delivers a seamless convergence of digital entertainment between the PC and consumer electronic devices.