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[apcmag] Don't count on NVIDIA or Intel for BluRay, says AMD

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Unless you like movies played back "slideshow" style rather than moving video style, you should avoid buying Intel or NVIDIA graphics chipsets, alleges AMD.
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All this biatchslapping amongst the companies is beginning to annoy me.
    
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You quoted the wrong part of the text man, we all know that 95% of OCN members don't actually read the article

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AMD says its graphics chips are the only ones on the market capable of doing GPU-based decoding of VC-1 encoded discs. Consequently, if you try to play a high definition BluRay movie encoded with VC-1 on a PC using Intel or NVIDIA graphics hardware, CPU usage will shoot up – possibly to 100% of both cores, especially if you have other software running on the machine at the time.
Apparently 25% of Blu-ray movies use the VC-1 codec, which isn't supported by the GeForce M or Intel Extreme lines of integrated graphics. That means that if you are trying to play a VC-1 encoded disc you will get more performance from an e2180 at stock speeds and a 780G IGP than with the same processor and a 9800GX2.

Not exactly a huge victory, but its AMD, they take what they can get...
    
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OH no!!! my CPU can't possibly decode a video codec!!!

/sarcasm. Give me a break.
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Mmm..I have to believe this than the other BS facts.
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Not such a big deal. It all comes down to the VC-1 codec... if it's efficient enough, then an E2180 can do it too.

f.e. my 6420 can't decode 1920*1080 H264 at realtime when there's a lot of action going on with ffdshow... it constantly stays at 100%... but using CoreAVC, it lurks around 40-45%.

If anything, you only have the VC-1 decoder developers to blame (Microsoft/ffmpeg/whoever)
Edited by Coma - 5/12/08 at 4:37am
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So this matters why?...

I have something called a video card...
    
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So this matters why?...

I have something called a video card...


you also did NOT read the article.
so with that I have a question for you. why do you bring up your video card and what is your 8800 going to do for you in this case?
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OH no!!! my CPU can't possibly decode a video codec!!!

/sarcasm. Give me a break.
Actually....Realtime HD streaming and decoding from Blu-ray may cause trouble for your CPU. I would not laugh that much mate.

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Originally Posted by Muhahahaha View Post
So this matters why?...

I have something called a video card...
You simply did not get the concept of this thread lol.
post #10 of 52
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Originally Posted by rx7speed View Post
you also did NOT read the article.
so with that I have a question for you. why do you bring up your video card and what is your 8800 going to do for you in this case?
If he replies, it'll be after he reads the article.
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