2d HD accelerating GFX

Taipei, Taiwan, March 21, 2008 – Catering to the new era in multimedia technology, ASUS, producer of high quality audio and visual solutions, has announced the new ASUS Splendid HD1 video enhance card. This astounding piece of hardware is able to increase picture quality for HD content to deliver sharper, more vividly colored visual outputs. It can even enhance lower resolution inputs by recovering image clarity when viewing legacy content for viewing on LCD TV or monitors; as well as provide true HDMI with audio and HDCP.

Splendid HD Engine Upgrades Generic VGA to True HDMI
With the implementation of ASUS’ exclusive Splendid technology into a video add-on card, users will be able to enjoy full 1080P entertainment on their monitors. Able to provide an authentic ASUS LCDTV video solution to any PC, this card helps fill in the gap between viewing content on the PC and traditional Consumer Electronic devices. It is also able to provide HDMI upgrades with true Audio & HDCP certified protection – allowing users to enjoy enhanced PC video and audio quality to easily change your generic PCs into true HTPCs for an outstanding multimedia experience.

Splendid HD1 Automatic Display Mode for Ultimate Viewing
The Splendid HD1 is able to automatically select the best possible display modes to deliver exceptional quality visuals, and includes the following:

Photo Mode
Tailored for photo viewing or daily computing, the Splendid HD1 increases color performance and dynamic contrasting, so images of the weather are always clearer, colors of the flowers are more vibrant, and photos will look much better.

Video Mode
Fine tuned to deliver action movies in the best possible way, the Splendid HD1 focuses on image edge enhancing to minimize blurring caused by today’s LCD monitors, so that users can see clear bullet trails even in the most chaotic scenes. For drama movies, the increased color depth and contrast allows the smallest details hidden in the darkest corners to be seen.

Game Mode
For FPS gamers, enemies will seem to jump out from the blurry background in the most adrenaline rushing FPS games. For RPG/Action gamers, true cinematic gaming with a Demo mode* is also provided so that users can compare the impact of the processing in several configurations.
* An ASUS graphics card is required to enable this function