VIA have just launched a new high definition sound chip, likely to be found integrated on select motherboards for the most part. The new "VIA Vinyl™ VT1708 High Definition Audio Codec" uses four premium quality stereo DACs for 8-channel surround sound across a 24-bit/192KHz capable signal.
Taipei, Taiwan, 22 February 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA Vinyl VT1708 High Definition (HD) Audio Codec with premium quality and features for expanding PC audio requirements.
The HD Audio standard realizes the next step in fulfilling the needs of a new generation of PCs that are taking on increasingly complex communication and entertainment roles. To meet these growing requirements HD Audio technology enables support of the latest high definition audio content, and advanced features such as enhanced microphone support for clearer VOIP communication.