NVIDIA at CES 2008

PC Perspective, those lucky bastards, are at CES this year and have coverage of Nvidia’s ’08 plans. Of interest to me is the IGP that will offload 100% VC-1, H.264, and MPEG-2.

PC Perspective

Specific graphics details on this part are still sketchy, but I am betting that it features 2 ROPS and the full 16 stream processors. The most exciting aspect of the GeForce 8200 is the new PureVideo HD engine that it sports. Previous PureVideo parts only offloaded certain portions of HD codecs, and this was an area where AMD had a distinct advantage over NVIDIA. This no longer appears to be the case. The new PureVideo HD engine in the GeForce 8200 offloads 100% of H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2.