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GT200 - A huge boost in h.264 encoding


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I spotted this at anadtech

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3339

Finally a boost for the best codec out there (IMO). Just to give an indication of the speed difference nVidia's new GPU may offer with CUDA and the right application; a 2 minute HD file, converted to h.264 took

Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme : 25 seconds
nVidia GTX 280 : 8 seconds

To put this into perspective, the Intel Core 2 Duo above is the fastest quad core it is possible to buy, and the software used on the GTX is an early beta, and sure to improve.

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The GT200 is showing a lot of promise as a processing unit. In Folding@Home, it eats work units for lunch.


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