Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

Intel "Gemini Lake" SoC Graphics Supports 10-bit VP9 Hardware Decoding

Intel's upcoming Celeron and Pentium "Gemini Lake" SoCs feature not just faster CPU cores, but also a more feature-updated integrated graphics core. In a change-log entry made by Intel for a Linux kernel patch; the company describes hardware decoding support for 10-bit (1.07 billion-color) video formats, such as VP9. The integrated graphics now supports hardware decoding of VP9 10-bit Profile2. Its predecessor, "Apollo Lake," only supported hardware decoding up to VP9 8-bit Profile0. The change-log entry reads "Add support for Gemini Lake (aka. GLK) - Decoding: H.264/MPEG-2/VC-1/JPEG/VP8/HEVC/HEVC 10-bit/VP9/VP9 10-bit."

Source: 01.org
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4 Comments on Intel "Gemini Lake" SoC Graphics Supports 10-bit VP9 Hardware Decoding

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john_
I guess that's the only thing they can do from now on, after the end of their agreement with Nvidia. Keep adding video codecs.
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Kronauer
Now we can watch smooth 4K Youtube videos on our companies' Dell Optiplex yaaaay
#extendedlunchbreakcuzcatvideos
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AndreiD
john_ said:
I guess that's the only thing they can do from now on, after the end of their agreement with Nvidia. Keep adding video codecs.
They didn't end their agreement with Nvidia, the cross-licensing deal is just valid until either party cancels it.
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john_
AndreiD said:
They didn't end their agreement with Nvidia, the cross-licensing deal is just valid until either party cancels it.
They did stopped paying Nvidia and they didn't renew whatever they had between them. So I guess if they want to add something to their designs that could probably infringe on Nvidia's patents, patents that they had access until recently, they just can't. So what is left to improve without getting a visit from Nvidia's lawers? Video playback.
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