Gigabyte GTX 275 SOC & Nvidia 3D Vision

13. GPU assisted upscaling of DVDs15. GPU Computing - Video Enhancement


GPU Computing – Video Encoding

In the past we have taken a look at the performance gains which can be achieved when converting small video files using Badaboom but recently Elemental added support for additional codec’s to the application. This makes the software much more flexible. Shown below is the result of converting a 1920×1080 file which was recorded in FRAPS to the highest quality iPod setting within Badaboom.

For this clip we can see that passing encoding work to the GPU has huge benefits with a reduction in time of 51 seconds on the Gigabyte 275. When we consider that the program used to encode the comparison results actually uses all 8 threads of the Core-i7 CPU it makes this GeForce result even more impressive.

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2 Comments

  1. John lawrence November 17, 2014
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    is this compatible with DirectX11?

    • Stuart_Davidson November 17, 2014
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      Hi John, this card was released before DirectX11, so officially it is/was a DirectX 10 card. Having said that, any game which is designed for DirectX11 should run on this just with reduced visual functionality on any DX11 aspect. If you are thinking about buying one, I couldn’t recommend that though. The card is no longer prioritised by NVIDIA for driver updates and there are newer cards with better features, performance and support.

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