Smooth HD Video Playback with UVDATI Avivo HD technology is designed for high-end, high definition video playback in home theater systems. Free your CPU to power other applications with new UVD (Unified Video Decoder) hardware processing of HD video formats.UVD is a dedicated video decode processing unit on ATI Radeon HD 2000 series graphics processors that offloads both CPU and GPU rendering pipelines. UVD technology reduces power use, decreases system noise and increases notebook battery life during HD video playback.
quote: Actually Nvidia didnt do it on their high end GPUs either. The 8800 series does not have full HD acceleration.
quote: Discrete, Programmable Video Processor:NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with low CPU utilization and power.
quote: 2 - Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.