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NVIDIA to support hardware H.264 decoding

Discussion in 'News' started by Darksaber, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    ATI has been shouting it over the roof tops, but now NVIDIA will pull even with their implementation of hardware H.264 video decoding. The feature will arrive with the ForceWare 85 series drivers, and will run on every Geforce 6 & 7 series graphic card. The big difference between ATI approach and the way NVIDIA does it is simple: with ATI the shader performance defines the format you can watch. The X1300 can handle 480p H.264 video, the X1600 can handle 720p and the X1800 can handle 1080p. With NVIDIA a 6600GT can decode 1080p. Now even I can view HD with my 6600GTs - sweet.

    Source: bit-tech.net
  2. killatia New Member

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    what about encoding? last i checked avivo could do hardware encoding.

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