Intel CMI8738-SX Driver Download

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Supported Models


C-Media PCI Audio Device

HDA Digital X-Mystique 7.1







Supported Operating Systems

Windows 7

File Name


8.17.40 (9-Feb-2010) (2009-12-01) via .inf

Uploader Notes

With high-speed PCI V2.1 bus controller and built-in codec, CMI8738 is a highly-integrated world-only single audio chip designed for PC add-in sound cards and motherboard audio. CMI8738 series chips have been the most widely adopted cost-effective PCI audio chips in the world.

CMI-8738 supports the legacy audio - SBPRO, FM emulator, MIDI MPU-401 port. 8738-SX supports 4-channel 16-bit DACs to provide surround audio. 8738-LX or MX supports 6-channel DACs for 5.1 home theater environments and meet PC99 audio performance requirements. CMI8738-MX also provides S/PDIF digital audio interface I/O for 44.1KHz and 48KHz LPCM audio.

Sound Card Driver File

Uploaded By

Sathishkumar (DG Staff Member) on 12-Feb-2010

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
PCI-8738-091211- 47 bytes 13 Jun 2000
PCI-8738-091211- 62 bytes 26 Nov 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 45.1 KB 30 Oct 2006
PCI-8738-091211- 41 bytes 19 Oct 2007
PCI-8738-091211- 2.1 KB 15 Oct 2008
PCI-8738-091211- 57.3 KB 9 May 2008
PCI-8738-091211- 65.5 KB 9 May 2008
PCI-8738-091211- 51.2 KB 9 May 2008
PCI-8738-091211- 72.2 KB 9 May 2008
PCI-8738-091211- 143.4 KB 10 Apr 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 208.9 KB 14 Apr 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 557.1 KB 8 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 792.6 KB 8 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 303.1 KB 19 Aug 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 359.4 KB 19 Aug 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 320.0 KB 6 Oct 2006
PCI-8738-091211- 524.8 KB 6 Oct 2006
PCI-8738-091211- 32.8 KB 20 Nov 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 2.8 KB 11 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 8.2 MB 30 Oct 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 389.1 KB 23 Jul 2008
PCI-8738-091211- 200.7 KB 14 Sep 2006
PCI-8738-091211- 143.4 KB 2 Apr 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 7.3 KB 4 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.2 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.2 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.1 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.2 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.2 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.1 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.1 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.1 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.1 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.1 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 16.3 KB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 36.9 KB 26 Feb 2007
PCI-8738-091211- 1.9 MB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 13.9 KB 4 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 1.2 MB 1 Dec 2009
PCI-8738-091211- 1.1 MB 5 Nov 2007

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