umm - how did we come up with the realtek?
Asus states it's a VIA Chip... ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P7P55D
VIAŽ VT1828S 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Absolute Pitch BD192/24
- DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
- BD audio layer Content Protection
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-Retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O