Relevant Links

NVIDIA leads the way in HD playback on PCs.


The latest high-definition (HD) video technologies coming to the PC are powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs which include NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology. Only NVIDIA offers a complete combination of powerful hardware acceleration, content security, and compatibility with movie player applications to enable an excellent HD experience for end users.

First notebooks featuring HD DVD-ROM drives

Acer Aspire 9800
Acer Aspire 9800
Acer has released three notebooks that use GeForce Go GPUs with PureVideo HD technology to power HD DVD movie playback. The Acer Aspire 9110 and 9800 series feature the GeForce Go 7600 GPU, and the Aspire 9510 is available with the GeForce Go 7600 or the enthusiast-class GeForce Go 7900 GS GPU.

Toshiba Qosmio™ G35-AV650
Toshiba Qosmio
The Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV650 and G30/697HS notebooks (model numbers differ by region) feature the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GPU.

HD DVD is a new high-definition video disc standard that delivers up to six times the image quality of standard DVD movies. HD DVD promises a major advancement over video discs in the same way that HDTVs deliver superior image detail over standard TV.

First PCs featuring Blu-ray disc support

The Sony VAIO RC desktop and AR notebook are the world’s first PCs that will let consumers record and play Blu-ray discs on their computers. The VAIO RC desktop features the NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT graphics processing unit (GPU), while the VAIO AR notebook uses an NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU.

Blu-ray is a new high-definition (HD) video disc standard that offers up to six times the visual detail of traditional DVDs. Blu-ray discs can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. This extra capacity combined with the use of advanced video and audio codecs offers consumers an amazing HD experience.

GeForce 7 Series

The NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT, GeForce Go 7600 and 7600 GT GPUs are part of the GeForce 7 Series of GPUs, and deliver advanced technologies including:

  • H.264 and MPEG2 hardware accelerated support through NVIDIA PureVideo technology—the combination of HD video processors and software delivers a HD home-theater quality video experience to the PC.
  • Support for the latest games and applications with DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 delivering more realism to real-time gaming.
  • A high-performance 3D architecture built for Microsoft Windows Vista— the industry's first operating system to require a GPU to realize its full potential.
  • NVIDIA PowerMizer® technology for reduced power consumption and less heat generation result in cooler and smaller notebooks with increased battery life (only on GeForce Go notebook GPUs).

PureVideo HD

NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology provides a combination of powerful hardware acceleration, content security, and movie player integration that delivers the ultimate Blu-ray and HD DVD movie experience on your PC. It lets you enjoy stunning high-definition movies with low CPU utilization and power consumption, providing higher quality movie playback and picture clarity.