Bright Side of News heard AMD is working on VPP (Video Power Pack), a new video processing engine that should deliver much better video quality and video transcoding.
The problem AMD had with AVIVO HD software was the unpleasant fact that AVIVO is old, hard-coded software that could not properly utilize the current generation of DirectX 11 hardware, often producing inexplicable errors. Thus, we were not surprised to hear that AMD is working on complete rework of current Catalyst driver stack, as AMD was unable to properly address issues they were facing internally. Read - legacy software was also to blame for the poor scalability of AMD Radeon cards when compared to their competition, i.e. how two $200 cards would outperform two AMD's $400 cards in their respective multi-GPU configurations.