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With the introduction of Haswell in 2013, Intel reportedly wants to take the video decoding capabilities of its integrated GPUs one step further by adding hardware decoding support for 4K content, as well as a series of new post-processing features.

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This would be a nice feature even though Intels HD 4000 graphics probably wont be able to play 4k video.
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It'll likely decode video faster than any GPU on the market at the time. Their current integrated graphics does as much... I don't get how it can't play games better than a GTX 580 but yet it encodes faster.
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It'll likely decode video faster than any GPU on the market at the time. Their current integrated graphics does as much... I don't get how it can't play games better than a GTX 580 but yet it encodes faster.

Fixed function hardware. It's a lot easier to do one thing really, really well than to have a lot of general purpose hardware trying to do that one thing.
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