[vdr] new graphics processor from VIA S3 for HD video

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Tue Apr 22 23:39:20 CEST 2008


Igor Nikanov wrote:
> Chipmaker Via's S3 Graphics division has announced a high-performance
> discrete graphics processor positioned as the first to meet the
> embedded industry's thermal requirements. The 4300E targets gaming
> and signage, offers HD video, DVI or HDMI output, and mixes dedicated
> and shared video memory.

There's a lot going on in the hardware accelerated HDTV area lately. 
Beside the two big graphic chipsets, there's the Intel Atom/Poulsbo 
chipset offering full HDTV acceleration at low power, the Intel G45 
chipset, the AMD 780G chipset, and a cooperation of NVidia and VIA for a 
new unnamed HD capable low cost chipset.

The question is: Which of them will offer decent open source drivers for 
HD decoding, and when?

Cheers,

Udo



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