Desktop Boards
Desktop Boards
S/PDIF Information

S/PDIF (Sony*/Philips* Digital Interface) is an audio transfer format interface. It transfers digital audio signals from one device to another without the need to first convert to an analog signal, which can degrade audio quality.

Intel® Desktop Boards can include an S/PDIF port on the back panel or an S/PDIF header on the board itself. Refer to the Technical Product Specification for your desktop board to see if it includes S/PDIF support. If your desktop board does not include S/PDIF, you can disable onboard audio and install a sound card that includes it.

S/PDIF on the back panel
The image below shows the S/PDIF Out optical port on the back panel of a desktop board. Some Intel boards also include an S/PDIF In optical port.

S/PDIF onboard headers
Intel® Desktop Boards use either a 4-pin or 3-pin S/PDIF header.

You can connect a back panel S/PDIF bracket to the onboard header, similar to the one shown below:

You can also connect the onboard header to an S/PDIF input header available on some graphics cards using an S/PDIF cable. This connection routes digital audio to the HDMI output of the graphics card.

Typically, if the graphics card supports S/PDIF connections, the S/PDIF cable is included with the card. Connect the cable from the port on the graphics card to the S/PDIF Out and Ground pins on the desktop board. See the documentation that came with the graphics card for complete configuration instructions.

S/PDIF header pin-outs
Intel® Desktop Boards use either a 4-pin or 3-pin S/PDIF header.

4-pin S/PDIF header pin-out

3-pin S/PDIF header pin-out

S/PDIF bracket sources
Amazon.com*

S/PDIF cable sources
Cables to Go*
PC Cables*
PCH Cables*

Related topics
Everything You Need to Know About the SPDIF Connection
How to Use The SPDIF Connector Available on Video Cards
How To Connect Your PC to Your Home Stereo or Home Theater

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board D2500CC
Intel® Desktop Board D2500HN
Intel® Desktop Board D2550DC2
Intel® Desktop Board D2550MUD2
Intel® Desktop Board D2700DC
Intel® Desktop Board D2700MUD
Intel® Desktop Board D410PT
Intel® Desktop Board D425KT
Intel® Desktop Board D510MO
Intel® Desktop Board D525MW
Intel® Desktop Board DB43LD
Intel® Desktop Board DB65AL
Intel® Desktop Board DB75EN
Intel® Desktop Board DB85FL
Intel® Desktop Board DG41AN
Intel® Desktop Board DG41BI
Intel® Desktop Board DG41CN
Intel® Desktop Board DG41KR
Intel® Desktop Board DG41MJ
Intel® Desktop Board DG41RQ
Intel® Desktop Board DG41TX
Intel® Desktop Board DG41TY
Intel® Desktop Board DG41WV
Intel® Desktop Board DG43GT
Intel® Desktop Board DG43NB
Intel® Desktop Board DG43RK
Intel® Desktop Board DG45FC
Intel® Desktop Board DG45ID
Intel® Desktop Board DH55HC
Intel® Desktop Board DH55PJ
Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC
Intel® Desktop Board DH57DD
Intel® Desktop Board DH57JG
Intel® Desktop Board DH61AG
Intel® Desktop Board DH61AGL
Intel® Desktop Board DH61BE
Intel® Desktop Board DH61BF
Intel® Desktop Board DH61CR
Intel® Desktop Board DH61DL
Intel® Desktop Board DH61HO
Intel® Desktop Board DH61KVCH
Intel® Desktop Board DH61SA
Intel® Desktop Board DH61SKCH
Intel® Desktop Board DH61WW
Intel® Desktop Board DH67BL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CF
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67GD
Intel® Desktop Board DH67VR
Intel® Desktop Board DH77DF
Intel® Desktop Board DH77EB
Intel® Desktop Board DH77KC
Intel® Desktop Board DH87MC
Intel® Desktop Board DH87RL
Intel® Desktop Board DN2800MT
Intel® Desktop Board DP43BF
Intel® Desktop Board DP43BFL
Intel® Desktop Board DP43TF
Intel® Desktop Board DP45SG
Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG
Intel® Desktop Board DP55SB
Intel® Desktop Board DP55WB
Intel® Desktop Board DP55WG
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BA
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BG
Intel® Desktop Board DP67DE
Intel® Desktop Board DQ43AP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ45CB
Intel® Desktop Board DQ45EK
Intel® Desktop Board DQ57TM
Intel® Desktop Board DQ57TML
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67EP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67OW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67SW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77CP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77KB
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77MK
Intel® Desktop Board DQ87PG
Intel® Desktop Board DX48BT2
Intel® Desktop Board DX58OG
Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO
Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO2
Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI
Intel® Desktop Board DX79SR
Intel® Desktop Board DX79TO
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68BC
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68DB
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68ZV
Intel® Desktop Board DZ75ML-45K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77BH-55K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77RE-75K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77SL-50K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K

Solution ID: CS-032871
Last Modified: 30-Oct-2014
Date Created: 10-Oct-2011