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Nvidia to present Pure Video tomorrow

Clean as a whistle
Sun Dec 19 2004, 15:18
WHEN PEOPLE DESCRIBE graphics as "pure", that should mean that you are able to make the video part of a graphic chips to work. I guess that's what Nvidia finally managed to do but only with NV41, Geforce 6600 series of cards.

Nvidia briefed the press in the USA a few days ago about this marchitecture. We know it works on the NV41 generation of chips but we're unsure whether it works on NV40 cards. We suspect it won't.

You have to install a fancy 71.03 driver to make it work and it should be presented to the world+audience on Monday. It ought to provide a better quality video processing picture and to offer some other features. I hope that it will lower CPU utilisation when you watch video files as it's now at a horribly high rate. People who have 6800 series of cards claim that CPU utilisation goes up to 70 per cent when watching video content. Usually it sits at less than ten per cent.

We also saw that Nvidia is comparing its video quality with ATI's X700 cards and Nvidia 6600 is supposed to have better video quality. Yes we saw the pictures.

We will see tomorrow what "Pure Video" can offer. µ


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