NVIDIA PureVideo HD (high definition) codec | 20.27Mb
Essential for the Ultimate HD Movie Experience
Blu-ray and HD DVD movies are bringing a new level of movie-viewing experience, with high-definition image quality far surpassing standard-definition DVDs. To deliver the ultimate HD movie experience when playing Blu-ray and HD-DVD, NVIDIA developed PureVideo* HD technology, available with NVIDIA* GeForce* Series 7 and 8 GPUs.
PureVideo HD technology is the combination of a dedicated video processing core on the NVIDIA GPU and software in the NVIDIA drivers that delivers superb video quality with minimal CPU use and low power consumption when playing Blu-ray or HD DVD discs on a PC.
It is the essential ingredient for the ultimate high definition movie and video experience on a PC.
Revolutionary New Video Processing Architecture
NVIDIA GeForce 8400, 8500, and 8600 GPUs for Desktop and GeForce 8400M, 8600M and 8700M for Notebooks, incorporate a revolutionary new video processing architecture, making them the world*s first GPU video processors to offload 100% of Blu-ray and HD DVD H.264 video decoding from the CPU. This added processing power gives PureVideo HD technology the ability to support more complex features as they are added to Blu-ray and HD DVD movies, including *picture-in-picture* movies, interactive games and menus, and higher bit-rate / higher quality movie pictures.