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Technical Data and HD Video Decoding

Fresh from Canada - ATI's Radeon HD 3450 and HD 3650

The Radeon HD 3450, HD 3470 and HD 3650 cards are equipped with the PCI-Express 2.0 interface. This standard is downward compatible, allowing the cards to run on 99.9 percent of PCIe-1.x motherboards as well. ATI’s new 3000 series supports both DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1.

With regard to implementing video functionality, it is up to the card makers to decide which features to use on their products. The graphics chips are capable of Full HD with 1080p, transmitting both the video and the 5.1 audio signals via HDMI. Most companies include a DVI-HDMI adapter for this purpose, as cards with an integrated HDMI port are still rare.

All of these cards feature ATI’s UVD (Universal Video Decoder). When playback software is used that can take advantage of UVD, the graphics can decode VC-1 (wmv9), H.264 and MPEG2 formats, unburdening the CPU.

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