Has Ati come up with a gpu acceleration feature for encoding yet? It seems that Catalyst 10.2 has a beta feature for drag and drop WinDVD, but it says that it is only for dual core chips. Does this mean that this will not work if you have a quad core. This is an important topic for me as this compputer's main task will be as a HTPC and i will be doing lots of encoding of DVD's onto my HDD. Elemental has a program call Badaboom that uses Nvidia cards to offload some of the encoding pressure onto a more capable GPU. I would prefer ATI and the new 5000 series, but this is a big advantage for Nvidia.