PureVideo HD was carried over to the GeForce 8800 GTX and GTS. However, it was done in the same way as it was with the GeForce 7 series. This means that in hardware it accelerated motion compensation and deblocking in the video pipeline, but left inverse transform and bitstream processing up to the CPU. NVIDIA decided that these new video processors needed to be upgraded. In all of the new video cards being announced today NVIDIA has created what they are calling their “Video Processor 2
GeForce 8800 GTS or GTX most likely have the CPU performance to do those HD DVD and Blu-ray decoding features on their CPU according to NVIDIA.