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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Video Card Tested (Page 16)

Shawn Baker | Mar 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm CDT - 1 min, 5 secs time to read this page
Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Badaboom

Version and / or Patch Used: Release 1.2.1.7
Developer Homepage: http://www.nvidia.com//
Product Homepage: http://www.badaboomit.com/


Badaboom eliminates the frustration of video conversion by providing users with speed, efficiency, quality, and a sleek interface. In a practice that used to take several hours, Badaboom converts feature-length movies in a matter of minutes while keeping the videos looking crisp and clear.

By harnessing the power of NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPUs, Badaboom offloads the CPU to allow users to continue browsing the Internet or checking email without decreased system performance, making transcoding high-quality video fast, easy, and painless.

Note: With the requirement for a CUDA enabled graphics card to run Badaboom, this means that we can only use NVIDIA based cards for this test.

We convert an AVI version of The Lion King that comes in at 851MB to a 2500kbps 1.4GB MP4 for the iPhone. While we understand that the MP4 version of the file is bigger, we've chosen the maximum bit rate simply to put the most amount of pressure on the cards we test.

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The GTX 470 is a clear improvement under Badaboom when it comes to ripping our 4GB file down to a more friendly 400MB MP4 version. We shave 3 minutes off the total time which equates to the card being 25% faster.

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