Install and Update Realtek PCIE Card Reader software for your PC

Realtek PCIE Card Reader Driver

Realtek PCIE Card Reader Driver

  -  5.4 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Realtek PCIE Card Reader Driver 6.3.9600.21260 LATEST

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    Marian Marinescu

  • Operating System

    Windows 8 (64-bit) / Windows 10 (64-bit) / Windows 11

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Realtek PCIE Card Reader Driver will enable your Windows OS to properly detect both the integrated and external accessories that utilize Realtek hardware to interface with media cards like those found in digital cameras.

Such card readers became increasingly popular since the early days of the 21st century when the rise of digital photography and digital video capture pushed millions of users to adopt various formats of digital storage cards.

With the popularization of such portable storage mediums, many desktop and laptop manufacturers quickly developed various forms of card reader hardware that were both integrated into the mainboards of modern PCs or offered as external USB-powered accessories that could be easily moved from one PC to another.

Realtek is one of the largest manufacturers of Card Reader hardware, with its chipset powering solutions that are found in all PC form factors. However, while Windows OS can detect many devices that are attached to its motherboard ports, the vast majority of such portable devices still rely on unique drivers that are needed to unlock the capabilities of such devices. Realtek card readers are such devices.

To enable full potential and fast, safe and reliable operation of your Realtek card reader, you will first need to install a manufacturer certified Realtek PCIE Card Reader Driver to your PC. Since drivers are essentially an intermediary between Windows OS and particular hardware they are built to communicate with, it is extremely important to install a driver package that perfectly matches the model of your card reader accessory.

You can find the exact product or chipset model on the accessory body or find similar info in your motherboard documentation. Once you have located and downloaded the exact driver, you can activate the installation executable that will guide you through the quick procedure with several on-screen instructions. When installing a driver, make sure that the driver is matching your version of Windows OS.

While some drivers support multiple versions of Windows, some packages are built only for a specific version (sometimes with support only for 32-bit or 64-bit OS version). It is highly advised to always install the latest version driver for your card reader device since those updated drivers come with added bug fixes, stability updates, and maybe new features in the form of new user-facing configuration screens or support for new storage formats.

  • Enables detection of Realtek card readers.
  • Supports various digital storage card formats.
  • Widely integrated into PCs and laptops.
  • Manufacturer-certified for reliability.
  • Installation guides for easy setup.
  • Reliance on unique drivers for full functionality.
  • Need to match driver to specific hardware.
  • Compatibility issues with different Windows versions.
  • Some drivers limited to specific OS versions.
  • Updating required for bug fixes and new features.