Nvidia PureVideo technology provides hardware acceleration for decoding H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 movies and performs post processing techniques on the decoded high definition content, including spatial-temporal de-interlacing and inverse telecine. According to Nvidia, the PureVideo discrete video processing core offloads the CPU and 3D engine of complex video tasks, freeing the PC to run multiple applications simultaneously.
Nvidia said consumers with PCs built with the following of its products will be able to watch high-definition videos and DVDs with a high level of visual quality and performance: GeForce 7-series of GPUs for the desktop and notebook PC; GeForce 6-series of GPUs for the desktop and notebook PC and nForce 6150 family of integrated GPUs.
"With the introduction of our latest version of PureVideo technology, NVIDIA is enabling a new era of high-definition movie and television viewing on a PC," said Scott Vouri, general manager of multimedia products at NVIDIA. "While it seems as if the rest of the industry focuses on improving standard definition processing capabilities, we are providing consumers with the high-definition video processing and acceleration." Nvidia has been working closely with InterVideo, CyberLink and Nero software to include NVIDIA PureVideo acceleration and post-processing in their H.264 codecs.