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Daily News Round #1 for December 20, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for December 20, 2004

By: Steve Dougherty from Dec 20, 2004 @ 18:24 CST

- NVIDIA's PureVideo Technology under the spotlight

If you remember a little while ago, news started spreading fast that NVIDIA's onboard video processor on NV40 based video cards was said to be flawed and incapable of functioning the way it was designed to. Some were skeptical, whilst others sat in a pool of rage, then of course you had the majority who simply didnt give a damn at the time as it had no influence on the card's 3D video output characteristics.

Come today, it looks like NVIDIA have finally put the spotlight on their (now working) "PureVideo Technology", thanks to a refined and correctly working driver revision which is said to hurdle all previous issues.

Now what you get is exceptional video output quality with regard to advanced video formats such as that of MPEG-2, WMV, and high definition signals. This for instance makes the cards much more enticing for the user who seeks superior quality video output for their dedicated home theatre PC activities. It's even been mentioned it'll rival (if not surpass) the video output quality of dedicated consumer electronics devices.

Interested to find out more? Anandtech, Hot Hardware, PC Perspective and Hardware Analysis all have articles covering NVIDIA's new "PureVideo Technology" for you today, as more coverage surfaces i'll be sure to update this post accordingly folks.

Finally, here's the official PR from NVIDIA should you be interested, along with a dedicated PureVideo technologies section found here.

SANTA CLARA, CA-DECEMBER 20, 2004-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology, a combination of hardware and software technologies designed to raise the bar on the video capabilities of today's desktop and notebook PCs. The addition of PureVideo technology to the GeForce™ 6 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs) allows for accelerated playback of MPEG-2 and high-definition (HD) video content at home-theater levels of quality, resulting in crisp, vibrant and stutter-free video on any display

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