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VIA Vinyl™ Multichannel Audio Suite

The VIA VT8237A South Bridge provides OEMs and motherboard makers with an unrivaled choice of market leading integrated and onboard audio performance options, delivering rich, warm surround sound at resolutions as high as 32-bit/192kHz through up to six- or eight-channel outputs. VIA Vinyl Audio enable users to enjoy music, watch the latest DVD movies, play games, record and create content, and connect to the latest devices with crisp, clear performance, representing the highest levels of audio quality in a mainstream integrated or onboard solution.

VIA Vinyl HD Audio
The VIA VT8237A South Bridge supports connection to the latest HD Audio Codecs, enabling high performance audio solutions. Supporting audio resolutions up to 24-bit/192KHz and up to eight-channels, VIA Vinyl HD Audio can also support up to four independent playback streams, and multiple recording jacks. In addition HD audio is designed to eliminate the pops or glitches previously associated with PCI audio by providing dedicated system bandwidth for audio functions. HD Audio also enables the use of array microphones enabling better quality voice input for applications such as VOIP and audio-driven PC inputs.

To make setup easier for users, VIA Vinyl HD Audio provides advanced jack sensing that can automatically determine what type of device is connected to an audio port and then change the port function to fit the device.

VIA Vinyl Gold Audio
To meet the growing demand for the highest fidelity, multi-channel surround sound, the VT8237A South Bridge can also be coupled with the PCI based VIA Envy24PT onboard audio controller.

Enabling 24-bit resolution and 96KHz sampling rates for digital connections, the VIA Envy24PT is the only integrated PC audio solution that supports up to eight-channel outputs for improved flyover effects with the latest Dolby® Digital EX and DTS ES DVD-Video soundtracks.

To connect with other devices, the VIA Envy24PT comes equipped with an integrated S/PDIF transmitter and IEC958 line driver that allows the easy and accurate transfer of PCM, DTS, and AC3 digital audio formats to items like stereos and portable audio devices.

For high-resolution eight-channel surround sound, the VIA Envy24PT can be paired with the VIA Six-TRAC codec plus an additional DAC though an I2S-link. Further provisions will enable the VIA Envy24PT to be connected to the forthcoming VIA Vinyl VT1618 codec for even higher levels of audio fidelity.

VIA Vinyl AC’97 Audio

The VIA VT8237A South Bridge integrates a high-performance VIA Vinyl AC'97 controller to enable eight-channel audio support and the transfer of the highest resolution audio possible over the AC’97 standard.

Audio Standard
Maximum Bit Rate Supported
Maximum Sampling Rate Supported
Additional Features
VIA Vinyl AC’97 Audio
Baseline Integrated Audio
VIA Vinyl HD Audio
Jack Sensing
Multi-Audio Streams
VIA Vinyl Gold
Ultra high fidelity
VIA Immerzio Gaming support

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