I have a Core2Duo 3.0ghz and a HD 5670
I downloaded the AMD Media Codecs and have been trying out the GPU assisted encoding/decoding/transcoding.
I used Cyberlink Power Director 9 which uses ATI Stream tech.
I encoded and burned a 700mb avi/mpeg4/xvid video with MP3 audio
I did see my GPU usage around %5-%25
with average CPU usage about 90% between both cores.
It took 39:25 minutes to burn to disk
Then I used DVD Flick (freeware dvd authoring) and did the same
I used 2 threads,fastest encode setting and normal priority for threads.
It burned the disc in 39:54 minutes to disk.
So I am not impressed by the GPU encoding.
I do know using the AMD Media Transoder I get better times than
with Handbrake and Format Factory and see a higher usage of GPU.
It uses about 25%-50% of GPU.
So it seems that Power Director 9 programming is lacking?
This tech is really interesting.
Seems that the future is using the GPU as a secondary Parallel Processing
GPCPU but the software develompent is still behind the times.
I was wondering what other Toms members experiences and results have been.
Especially curious about 6XXX card owners and Nvidia CUDA owner
One day in the future I am going to bug you about a good choice of AM2+
With what I got now
all i need is a mobo,case,cpu and PSU
I was thinking of NZXT cheapie case, II x 3 rana,corsair or antec PSU and
a decent cheap mobo.
hopefully for about $200 or so
i can do that build around December/January
just move everything else over
I have been studying AMD mobos and chipsets
still really weak on those
the 990gx you mention is the best isnt it?
that is a AM3 chipset?
The 6950 supports ATI stream, but it only seems to work with AMD's avivo video converter
Most 3rd part video converter softwares i've tried seems to not be able to properly recognize my oddball 1GB card, that's suppose to come with 2GB,
Though i've only tried a few, so........any recommendation ?
preferably ones i dont have to pay for?
Off the top of my head they were all paid software
Cyberlink Power Director
Cyberlink MediaShow Expresso
Maybe Vegas Pro 8
I am not sure if Nvidia has used it yet
they are doing ok with CUDA so dont know if they will
It would benefit the both of them to have a open standard
they would sell more cards
unless they want the licensing money