NVIDIA GeForce 8600's H.264 decoding benchmarked

Posted on Wednesday, May 02 2007 @ 03:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
After lots of reviews of the gaming performance of the new GeForce 8600 series, AnandTech now has an article regarding the 8600's full H.264 video decoding acceleration:
It's also worth noting that the new VP2, BSP and AES128 engines are only present in NVIDIA's G84/G86 GPUs, which are currently only used on the GeForce 8600 and 8500 cards. GeForce 8800 owners are out of luck, but NVIDIA never promised this functionality to 8800 owners so there are no broken promises. The next time NVIDIA re-spins its high end silicon we'd expect to see similar functionality there, but we're guessing that it won't be for quite some time.
Check it out over here.

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