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Cyberlink optimizes software for Intel Core 2 Quad Processors

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Jul 2007 19:09 User comments (13)

Cyberlink optimizes software for Intel Core 2 Quad Processors Cyberlink Corp. has announced significant performance gains for playing, analyzing, and producing high-quality video content using CyberLink's leading applications, PowerDVD Ultra and PowerDirector, on systems featuring the Intel Core 2 Quad processors. The company claims the optimization improved frame-rate performance by up to 66% using PowerDVD Ultra and PowerDirector improved editing and transcoding times by up to 68%.
"The Intel Core 2 Quad processors deliver the world-class performance and energy efficiency to meet the needs for applications today and the future," said Jason Chen, country manager of Intel Taiwan. "Intel is excited to see consumers will be able to enjoy the outstanding multimedia experiences by running CyberLink's applications on Intel Core 2 Quad processor-based PCs."

"The ability to edit and play high-quality video requires a lot of processing power," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "With CyberLink's optimization for Intel's advanced quad-core processors, PowerDVD and PowerDirector ensure fast production, smooth playback, and superb results."

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131.7.2007 3:59

Why didn't Sony develop a plug in card for the PC to do all this hardwork,wasn't that what CELL was made for?Or was all that PR about it's media capabilites a load of BS?
A card with Quad CELL would prove the whole point of making it in the first place.

231.7.2007 5:04
REAM
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Originally posted by ChromeMud:
Why didn't Sony develop a plug in card for the PC to do all this hardwork,wasn't that what CELL was made for?Or was all that PR about it's media capabilites a load of BS?
A card with Quad CELL would prove the whole point of making it in the first place.
WTF is wrong with you. how the fu(k did youi manage to turn this against $ony?

331.7.2007 7:17

Yeah, what are you talking about? You mean you want a PROCESSOR to run through something like, say, PCI EXPRESS??? Somehow, I think you got the wrong thread! :-)

At least CyberLink is optimizing their software. I can't even get a heck of alot out of my Core 2 right now with most apps.

431.7.2007 8:03
REAM
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i dont think he knows what a core 2 Quad is. he is probably writing this off his wii, or his P4 (EEEEK)

531.7.2007 8:19

Quote:
how the .... did youi manage to turn this against $ony?


The Cell processor is not just Sony - it was a joint project of IBM, Toshiba and Sony.

Actually there are PCI Express accelerator boards with Cell processors developed by Mercury Computers for advanced graphics workstations and medical imaging applications.

http://www.mc.com/microsites/cell/productdetails.aspx?id=2590
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631.7.2007 8:40

This is good news we need more apps that can utilize multiple cores that aren't just for servers. I like DVD Rebuilder because it can handle multiple cores, transcoding is tons faster on a dual core machine.

I had thought of going to an Intel Quad but after building my last Core2Duo 6300 and running it against a OLD 939pin X2 4400 my AMD performed as well as the newer Insmell so no more expensive Insmell for me. A 4400 shouldn’t give a 6300 a run for the money but AMD hands down rocks.

Just a side note: If you are running XP the Quad Core does you no good you will need Vista, 2003, or higher to run a quad.

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71.8.2007 5:03

@ eatsushi
Thanks for that info on the Mercury's CELL PCI EXPRESS card.If Cyberlink Corp could produce the video software to run on that then I would buy one.I wouldn't buy a new PC with Intel Core 2 Quad processors just to encode some HD video.Why don't Cyberlink Corp support other processors?Is it just a deal with INTEL to sell the QUAD core because I don't think there are many out there compared to DUAL CORE.
I'd like to offload some HD video encoding onto a console as a cheap alternative but Hell would have to freeze over first.

81.8.2007 6:57

ChromeMud: You misunderstood. The Mercury Cell Accelerator Board is not for regular PC's. It's only for high-performance workstations like the IBM 9228 and the Sun Microsystems Ultra 40. These are used in digital content creation, military/defense applications, medical imaging etc. The Mercury boards likely cost several thousand dollars each.

91.8.2007 13:43

eatsushi

Actually the specification states :-

Cell Accelerator Board Software
Cell 64-bit Linux® operating system and drivers
Linux and Windows® XP64 drivers and host
In host operation, operates with customer-supplied Windows XP64
or 64-bit Linux operating system.
Host Cross Tool Chain for development for Cell PPE and SPE

So I'll stick it in my mainframe and control it with my PC
I'll order just 4 then,keep it simple eh!

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101.8.2007 14:02

Originally posted by ChromeMud:
eatsushi

Actually the specification states :-

Cell Accelerator Board Software
Cell 64-bit Linux® operating system and drivers
Linux and Windows® XP64 drivers and host
In host operation, operates with customer-supplied Windows XP64
or 64-bit Linux operating system.
Host Cross Tool Chain for development for Cell PPE and SPE

So I'll stick it in my mainframe and control it with my PC
I'll order just 4 then,keep it simple eh!
They should go very well with your 4320p UHD monitor.

111.8.2007 14:29

Originally posted by error5:
They should go very well with your 4320p UHD monitor.
LOL!

121.8.2007 19:35

This is just another update for Cyberlins PowerDVD software package. Nothing to special.

1314.8.2007 15:30

Gotta give it to Cyberlink though. At least they keep their software up to date with all the advancements. That is more than can be said for other companies.

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