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14
Mar

NVIDIA GeForce 8600-Series Details Unveiled

author alang

NVIDIA has revealed their new mid-range DirectX10-compatible video cards with Pixel-Shader version 4.0 support.

Neowin.net reports:

NVIDIA touts three dedicated video engines on the G84 and G86-based graphics cards, providing MPEG-2 high-definition and WMV HD video playback up to resolutions of 1080p. G84 and G86 support hardware accelerated decoding of H.264 video as well (no mention of VC-1 decoding). G84 and G86 also feature advanced post-processing video algorithms. Supported algorithms include spatial-temporal de-interlacing, inverse 2:2, 3:2 pull-down and 4-tap horizontal, and 5-tap vertical video scaling.

The new video cards allow lower-budget consumers to get their hands on the new DirectX10 cards, making it an ideal card for casual gamers and digital editors.

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