For mid-range and entry-level graphics processing units (GPUs), Nvidia will offer HDPC support as an option, indicated the sources. Nvidia announced the GeForce 7950 GX2 with HDCP support in early June, said the sources, noting that the vendor highlighted HDCP implementation as a requirement of HDTV (high-definition TV), Blu-ray and HD DVD applications. Graphics cards that don't support HDCP will degrade the resolution of HD signals from 1080P to 540p, the sources indicated.More details over here.
The sources estimate a selection of Blu-ray and DVD PC disc drives will be released by Panasonic, NEC, Sony, Toshiba, Lite-On IT, Royal Philips Electronics and Samsung Electronics between the third and fourth quarters, when HDCP support will be one of the graphics cards' key features to support these products.
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 with HDCP to be launched soon
Posted on Tuesday, July 04 2006 @ 13:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck