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Old 11-26-2004, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GeForce 6800 series Video encoding

I read that the video encoding hardware on all the 6800 series were broken. Meaning the CPU has to do the work instead of the graphics card...So does this mean when I watch any videos or anything on my computer, my CPU will be at like 60%?

Is there a way to fix this someway? I just bought a PNY Verto GeForce 6800 for $200...I didn't open it yet but I don't know if I should keep it or buy a 6600gt because of the video thing. How important is video encoding?

it says "Integrated full hardware MPEG-2 Decoder - Delivers full-frame rate, full-screen MPEG-2 video on your desktop. " on the descriptions.


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Old 11-26-2004, 02:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any video card has to do some video encoding, but i would imagine that most of it is done by the cpu. I havent checked it out on my comupter when i run a dvd or video file. I'll have to look at this when i get back to my computer.

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Old 11-26-2004, 11:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hmm dunno if I should open it or not....
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I haven't heard of anything about the video encoding being some kind of article to prove that? Generally I would assume in the case of videos your CPU should be doing most of the work and/or RAM since you usually have to have certain codecs installed on your machine just to be able to watch the videos anyway and the video card only works a little bit for the 'standard 2d' applications and a few controls for the brightness and whatnot of the video.

I don't think your CPU will sit at 60% just from watching a movie though....but again I'm not 100% sure
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It depends on the CPU. A 500MHz will at least be at 60%. My CPU is 100% even when opening a window.
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and theres more but I can't find it...
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hmm well...if there was NO acceleration like they say then there would be no seeing anything. No acceleration=no monitor image.

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