NVIDIA GeForce 7600 series to promote H.264

Posted on Thursday, February 23 2006 @ 2:19 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer reports NVIDIA will get aggressive on H.264 video acceleration and HDTV support with their upcoming GeForce 7600 GT and GeForce 7600 GS graphics cards.
A month ago we wrote about Nvidia's driver that is supposed to make H.264 much faster and we are still waiting for it. The driver should re-surface around Cebit time. If you remember, Nvidia usually have only four drivers each year, one per quarter. Nvidia's Geforce 7600 GT and 7600GS are born to take the 6800 GS and 6600 GT place. Those cards should give you much more gaming power and nice video support.

Nvidia is so aggressive that it plans to bundle H.264 decoding software. You usually need to pay some money for the decoder. We found out that Cyberlink, for example, charges €12.99 for its H.264 player meant for ATI cards. Nvidia will give you its decoding software for free.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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