So good thing the card still works for you, since you are basically on your own now!
what the hell does avivo have to do with DXVA? DXVA is not a proprietary standard that you can only get with crappy players like Cyberlink DVD, it's pretty much a requirement if you want to run high bitrate H.264 video decently.ATI Avivo compatible GPUs have lower CPU usage when a player and decoder software that support ATI Avivo is used.
EDIT: ATI support existed for DXVA but was pretty patchy. I remembered my 5870 not being able to play my bluray rips with DXVA. Someone put out a workaround (best AMD support out there, users who got tricked into buying amd cards..) but by then I sold the blasted thing:
the workaround in case you amd users need it:
Last edited by mashakos; 29-01-2013 at 04:27 PM.
I suggest you read on.
I also kind off like how the link you posted was a problem with the codecs the man used and not his video cards, as the problem persisted when the man in question switched to Nvidia.
Last edited by Grizzly; 29-01-2013 at 05:03 PM.
I used nVidia cards for years, then got a 5850 yonks ago and haven't upgraded it until this week. Ended up going ATI again as was best price/performance in my range (7950) and the card worked great straight out of the box, only issue was not having the right power adaptors.
There's so very little in it these days that it makes little difference though.
The other wikipedia article you are linking to describes UVD. Unlike you, I've actually tried to make it work with mkv's - rather than have it described to me from wikipedia! - and it was broken. The screen randomly flashing green, blocky artifacts everywhere, it was a mess. Since you can't experience (or haven't made the effort to try it out yourself) it here's a blog post for you:
Anyway, a HD 4350 used for hardware acceleration for video playback sure is relevant to the discussion of GTX 680 vs. HD 7970.
.The other wikipedia article you are linking to describes UVD. Unlike you, I've actually tried to make it work with mkv's - rather than have it described to me from wikipedia! - and it was broken. The screen randomly flashing green, blocky artifacts everywhere, it was a mess. Since you can't experience (or haven't made the effort to try it out yourself) it here's a blog post for you:
Nulth of all: UVD IS, for all intents and purposes, DXVA.
First of all: four year old blog post.
Second of all: Edit in the blog post saying that it was fixed in an update.
Third of all: I do actually watch mkvs (doctor Who) with my ati card and it's video accelleration, and it works just fine for me.
fourth: What sakkura said.
Last edited by Grizzly; 29-01-2013 at 07:44 PM.
Which is all that matters. Good day.well good thing that at this moment amd have their shit together.
String of bad years for features and options most people are never going to run into. Along with not being related to the OP.
For you, AMD has not been for you. For the OP and others, AMD does/would do well as would Nvidia.