Nvidia today announced the availability of PureVideo. The technology is designed to accelerate MPEG 2 and high-definition content on computer systems equipped with an Nvidia graphics card carrying a GeForce 6-series processor.
The company has been talking about PureVideo for quite a while now, since the introduction of the GeForce 6800 back in April of this year, to be exact. However the enabling software was missing so far. Now, Nvidia has the driver package in place and promises to take video quality on the PC to the next level. PureVideo is based on a programmable video processing engine integrated in GeForce 6-series graphics processors. According to Nvidia, the feature "eliminates the need for separate hardware or chipsets and takes the load off the PC's multi-purpose CPU to deliver to consumers, high-quality video playback at resolutions up to 720p and 1080i".
News source: Tom's Hardware Guide