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Essential for the Ultimate HD Movie Experience
Blu-ray and other high-definition content are bringing a new level of movie-viewing experience, with image quality far surpassing standard-definition DVDs. To deliver the ultimate HD movie experience when playing high-definition content, NVIDIA developed PureVideo™ HD technology, starting with NVIDIA® GeForce® 8 Series GPUs and above.
PureVideo HD technology is the combination of a dedicated video processing core on the NVIDIA GPU and software in the NVIDIA drivers that delivers superb video quality with minimal CPU use and low power consumption when playing Blu-ray or HD DVD discs on a PC.
It is the essential ingredient for the ultimate high definition movie and video experience on a PC.
Revolutionary New Video Processing Architecture
NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series and above incorporate a revolutionary new video processing architecture, making them them capable of offloading Blu-ray video decoding (H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2) from the CPU. This added processing power gives PureVideo HD technology the ability to support more features as they are added to Blu-ray movies, including “picture-in-picture”, interactive games and menus, and higher bit-rate / higher video quality.
Low CPU Utilization and Power Consumption
PureVideo HD technology on the GPU takes on the processing-intensive video decoding task, freeing the CPU and 3D engine to run other applications while playing a high-definition movie. Lower CPU utilization can result in reduced power consumption, heat and noise, and longer battery life.
Superb Picture Quality
NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology delivers outstanding picture clarity, ultra-smooth video, vivid color, and precise image scaling for video and HD DVD and Blu-ray movies. PureVideo HD accelerates and enhances high-definition movies delivering life-like images that have up to six times the detail of standard DVD movies at resolutions up to 1080p - the highest HD resolution available.
The Core of a Complete Blu-ray/HD DVD Solution
PureVideo HD technology is a core ingredient for playing visually stunning movies on a PC. Leading PC manufacturers, including DELL, HP, Toshiba and Acer, have adopted NVIDIA GeForce GPUs with PureVideo HD technology to power their PCs with Blu-ray and HD DVD drives.