Cyberlink (the company behind the highly popular "PowerDVD" playback software) have issued out an announcement a short time ago which clearly indicates their approval of Intel's Core 2 Duo Processors, they state that PowerDVD, PowerDirector, and MagicSports are all optimized for use on Core 2 Duo CPUs, reporting some big performance increases over other current-gen platforms.
If interested, grab the official PR for full details.
Taipei, Taiwan----December 12, 2006----CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in digital home solutions, announced significant performance gains for playing, analyzing, and producing high-quality video content using CyberLink's leading applications on systems featuring the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors.
CyberLink's optimization of award-winning DVD playback software PowerDVD improved frame-rate performance by up to 191%. Automated video editing software PowerDirector improved editing and production times by up to 122%. Sports analysis software MagicSports analyzed games up to 133% faster. All software was tested in controlled conditions and was verified with significantly improved performance on Intel's dual-core technology.