|AMD AVIVO High Definition Content
high definition content on current generation PCs can bog down even the fastest
processors because there is more data to handle. AMD's AVIVO is a collection of
different video technologies that share a common name, like Centrino or ViiV for
example. First and foremost, AMD's AVIVO includes a hardware accelerator for
MPEG-2/DVD Microsoft Windows Media HD video standards (WMV HD) and H.264
standards. AVIVO is built into the Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H's Radeon Xpress 1250
videocard and helps to enable such features as Home Theatre PCs (HTPC) or
Personal Video Recorders (PVR) with the appropriate 3rd-party software
applications. AVIVO can automatically adjust gamma and colour correction, and
that should enhance picture quality too. High Fidelity Colour allows for 10-bits
per colour channel, which translated basically means a more vibrant picture.
There is also a high quality 12-bit analog-to-digital converter to reduce
picture noise as well.
AVIVO's HD accelerating capabilities, we played the High Definition Blu-Ray
movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen through CyberLink PowerDVD 7.2 Ultra.
CPU utilization was monitored during playback through Task Manager to give a
general indication of system load.
|High Definition Content Playback
usage is high when playing "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" Blu-Ray
movie but then again it's suppose to be, this is a new high definition
format right. Usage jumped between 60-70% on average but that still leaves
a fair amount for background tasks.|
PCSTATS Maximum Motherboard
Overclocking is alive and well! PCSTATS has all the details
you need to see at a glance to know which board is best. The chart we've
compiled below lists the highest overclocked Front Side Bus speeds we were able
to achieve while maintaining 100% stability.
K9AG Neo2 Digital motherboard performs overclocks well for its class, and even
manages to come ahead of a few higher performance motherboards. We're certainly
impressed; if MSI put more voltage options in the BIOS we can only imagine
the possibilities... ;-)
Conclusions are up next on the MSI K9AG Neo2 Digital
motherboard. Is it good or bad? A deal or gear to avoid? Find out
right after the jump.