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[Graphic Cards] Hardware Acceleration on 10-bit Encoding

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February 4, 2012 7:20:05 AM

Hi. I own AMD Athlon64 X2 @2,6 Ghz with 4 GBs RAM and Radeon HD 5670 512 MB with AMD Catalyst 12.1 installed. The OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

I'm using the latest K-Lite Mega Codec Pack (8.20) and Media Player Classic HC 64 bit to play video files. I also enabled Hardware Acceleration (DXVA). Recently I tried to play 720p and 1080p 10-bit encoded MKV files and it works. But I also noticed that my CPU utilization was going high, about 80%-95%. Compared to when I played 720p and 1080p in 8-bit, they only took my CPU utilization about 10%-20%. So I think hardware acceleration doesn't work on 10-bit files.

My questions are:
- Is there any way to enable hardware acceleration on 10-bit encoded video files with my current HD 5670?
- If any, could you please tell me how to do it? What software (codecs and movie players) must be installed?
- If there isn't any, is there any GPU outthere which can play 10-bit encoded files with hardware acceleration?

Thanks. :-)

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February 4, 2012 11:42:49 AM

i'm not an expert on this but as far as i know 10 bit encoded video does not support any hardware acceleration as of yet.
February 14, 2012 11:17:07 AM

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February 14, 2012 11:35:22 AM

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