Hi people. I've been noticing lately that most motherboards use Realtek codecs. I haven't scoured each and every mobo maker's product list yet, but it seems it's nearly impossible to find a motherboard with a non-Realtek codec. What happened to the likes of VIA, IDT, C-media, etc.? Are their products so bad that mobo makers only use Realtek? Or is Realtek simply offering the best value? My recently bought i5 laptop uses a Conexant codec though. I understand Conexant acquired Analog Devices' audio codecs product line.
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