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Broadcom’s HD video accelerator smiles for its close-up

Broadcom’s Crystal HD Enhanced Media Accelerator is a PCI-E card that will let netbooks with low power processors like the Intel Atom handle HD video playback at resolutions up to 1080p. Normally the processors found in netbooks aren’t up to the task, but the Broadcom video accelerator takes most of the heavy lifting away from […]

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NVIDIA, Broadcom working on GPU acceleration for Flash video

NVIDIA, Broadcom, and Adobe are working on adding GPU acceleration for Flash video to their video solutions for low power netbooks and MIDs. Because, while you can stream full screen standard definition Hulu video pretty well on a machine 1024 x 600 pixel display and an Intel Atom CPU, good luck trying to do the […]

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Next gen Intel Atom chips could feature better HD video performance

The Intel Atom N270 and N280 processors found in most netbooks can handle 720p HD video playback reasonably well. But they tend to choke on higher resolution 1080p videos. DigiTimes reports that Intel is working with Broadcom to address that for the launch of the new Pine Trail platform later this year. Notice I said […]