|The GeForce 8700M GT GPU raises the bar for DirectX 10 graphics and video performance, according to Nvidia. As with the entire GeForce 8M Series notebook GPU lineup, the GeForce 8700M GT delivers DirectX 10 gaming performance, Microsoft Windows Vista graphics, and HD DVD and Blu-ray video playback, pointed out the company.|
The NVIDIA GeForce 8M series GPUs make DirectX 10 3D games and high-definition (HD) video playback on notebooks a reality with features including a unified architecture that delivers up to a 70% performance improvement compared to previous generation GPUs for Windows Vista and other GPU enabled applications, said Nvidia. Playing HD video on a notebook is a technical challenge alleviated by Nvidia PureVideo HD technology.
This technology leverages the video processing engine in the GeForce 8M series GPUs for home-theater-quality playback of HD movie formats, including HD DVD, Blu-ray, and HD video downloads. The new video-processing engine performs 100% of the H.264 HD video decoding, freeing the CPU for other tasks and significantly reducing power consumption, heat and noise, noted the company.
The GeForce 8700M GT GPU will be available in notebooks from partners in North America, Europe, and Asia, including Toshiba, Sager, Prostar, Eurocom, Biohazard, Connoiseur, Cybersystem, Hypersonic, MALIBAL, Multirama, rock, Evesham, Falcon Northwest, Plaisio, XS2, Nexoc, Hyrican, Vigor Gaming, and Voodoo PC, said Nvidia