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PowerDVD Ultra supports NVIDIA PureVideo HD (VP2) architecture

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 18 May 2007 19:57 User comments (7)

PowerDVD Ultra supports NVIDIA PureVideo HD (VP2) architecture Cyberlink Corp. has announced that its PowerDVD Ultra software, the only retail software to support playback of Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD and DVD media now has support for NVIDIA's second generation PureVideo® HD (VP2) architecture on NVIDIA's latest GeForce 8500/8600 series graphics cards.
PowerDVD Ultra uses the PureVideo hardware engine to power superior H.264 decoding technology, providing owners of NVIDIA GeForce 8500/8600 series graphics cards the benefit of dramatically reducing CPU utilization when executing high-definition video decoding and playback.

"With our ongoing collaboration with NVIDIA to drive high-definition video technology, CyberLink is now able to provide both PowerDVD Ultra and NVIDIA GeForce 8500/8600 series graphics cards users with an exceptionally smooth high-definition video decoding and playback experience," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink Corp.

"We are ecstatic that Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra supports the new PureVideo HD processing engine on NVIDIA GeForce 8600 and GeForce 8500 graphics cards," said Scott Vouri, NVIDIA General Manager of Multimedia. "Now even users with mainstream PCs will be able to experience the beauty and detail of Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD movies."

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7 user comments

119.5.2007 4:04

Cue another round of new cards.

The 8800's are due a change to incorporate this VP2 as well as the new G90 stuff.

VP2 looks very very handy, I've seen reviews saying it takes CPU load down on HD content to under 10%.

It's beginning to look as if ATI are getting stuck one step behind (good as the 2900xt cards look they are not exactly a vast leap).

219.5.2007 4:07

I love PowerDVD its great program but in saying that ill find other ways to attain it :)

319.5.2007 11:40

Yeah it's usually very capable, pretty trouble-free & easy to use......and not exactly difficult to come by. ;)

419.5.2007 18:07

I have the 7900 gt card is it compatible?

520.5.2007 5:59

No mprh, VP2 is currently only supported by the new 8500 & 8600 Nvidia cards - even the mighty 8800 Ultra hasn't got it yet
(but I expect to see new Nvidia 8900/8950 cards in the next few months with it included).

Until new drivers appear (IIRC June has been mentioned) there isn't any VP2 support in Windows XP either yet.

Right now it's Nivdia 8500/8600 & Vista only.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 May 2007 @ 14:11

621.5.2007 18:50

I'm tired of upgrading.

721.5.2007 21:01

Originally posted by Unfocused:
I'm tired of upgrading.
If you come across something that works you don't always need to upgrade. If it ain't broke don't try to fix it :)

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