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Next Gen. Broadcom Crystal HD Technology brings HD to the Intel Atom Netbook Platform

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Hey, I didn't even know Broadcom made such stuff.
 
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What's the point? If the max output is 1400x1050, you still cant display full HD 1080p content.
 

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Blimey! Fair enough, pair the broadcom with an Atom to display standard definition video.
 
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better as there could be a cuda app made to play it with out even using the cpu.
 

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Well OK, but then 9400GT it will take more power and cpu will take less and run cooler.

Notebooks and laptops are not for games anyway so whatever...i have 9600GTm in my Acer and it's like a hairdryer if i try to play some games...anyway good job Broadcom and my laptop has Broadcom Netxtreme card.
 

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NVIDIA chipset with GeForce graphics on the new Atom platform is impossible from a technical standpoint.
 
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And that fact probably won't help them with their FTC case.
 
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My Aspire One can easily output 1920x1080 through VGA output.
 
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My Aspire One can easily output 1920x1080 through VGA output.
It may be able to display that size screen resolution, but have you tried playing HD video at that resolution? I doubt it will be smooth; that's what the discussion is about. Displaying static windows is totally different than trying to process video playback. This is what Broadcom is trying to solve here because the Intel Atom processor is not powerful enough (by its self) to successfully decode and playback HD video (720 or 1080) without dropping frames and stuttering.
 
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Wonder if it cares about container (ogm or mkv etc) or exotic codecs. And whether or not it supports all h.264 features.
 
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its just like UVD/purevideo its all based on DXVA ;P
 

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and from previous experience with these broadcom chips, its compatibility is limited to very few programs (its designed for bluray media, really)
 
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What's the point? If the max output is 1400x1050, you still cant display full HD 1080p content.
Yeah, but the image quality is still great! Shrinking full HD to a lower monitor resolution only makes the image more sharper.:cool:

It's simple. Is just like seeing an 12MP image on a 1920x1200 monitor. Very sharp and detailed. ;)
 

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Yeah, but the image quality is still great! Shrinking full HD to a lower monitor resolution only makes the image more sharper.:cool:

It's simple. Is just like seeing an 12MP image on a 1920x1200 monitor. Very sharp and detailed. ;)
going above a monitors resolution cant give you a better picture. its a 1:1 image - pixels either there or it isnt.
 

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going above a monitors resolution cant give you a better picture. its a 1:1 image - pixels either there or it isnt.
For some reason when I downsized a few photos for my cell, the image was very crappy on native resolution... Then I tried to double the size, and voila! Nice and crisp background pic. Don't really know what could affected that. :wtf:
 

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For some reason when I downsized a few photos for my cell, the image was very crappy on native resolution... Then I tried to double the size, and voila! Nice and crisp background pic. Don't really know what could affected that. :wtf:
compression.
 
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going above a monitors resolution cant give you a better picture. its a 1:1 image - pixels either there or it isnt.
That's not really true.

People have been using video card (down)scaling to play games at virtually higher resolutions than their monitors can output, resulting in an anti-aliased image, giving them a "perfect quality" Anti-Aliasing without too much performance hit.
 
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yay! please bring them on! with mini pcie that would be fine as my current BCM70012
and for all thos disbelivers it's drivers installs a direct show filter you can add it in media player classic and watch 1080p on via 1,2Ghz CPU right from a mkv container.
I haven't got an additional pcie slot and because i wanted to keep my w-lan, i was able to acquire an pci express card 54mm to HDMI and HDMI to miniPCIe from hwtools.net which runs now my external hardware hd decoder :)