Thursday, July 10, 2008

Corel WinDVD Supports AMD's New ATI Radeon GPUs

Corel Corporation, a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today announced that Corel® WinDVD® supports the latest graphics cards based on AMD’s (NYSE: AMD) new ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 and ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 graphics processors.

Corel WinDVD with support for the latest ATI Radeon graphic processors utilizes the GDDR3 or GDDR5 graphics card memory with approximately 4 GHz DDR, a 256-bit memory controller, second generation Unified Video Decoder support, advanced image enhancement and dual-stream hardware acceleration for enhanced video performance, faster frame rates and reduced CPU usage.

“We are pleased Corel WinDVD is among the first video, DVD and Blu-ray Disc playback software products to support the latest ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics processors,” said Denise MacDonell, Senior Director of Product Management, Digital Media at Corel. “Corel WinDVD with the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics processors decodes two video streams simultaneously providing effortless playback of full HD content, even when viewing picture-in-picture content from Blu-ray Discs on a HD-enabled monitor. Corel WinDVD users will experience judder-free HD video playback providing a superior viewing experience.”

“AMD is committed to deliver The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for customers and, with support from Corel WinDVD, we’re able to make good on that promise,” said Matt Skynner, Vice President of Marketing, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “With the assistance of Corel WinDVD, we’re enabling ATI Avivo™ HD and its second generation Unified Video Decoder (UVD 2) on ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics processors to accelerate video playback and free the CPU for other tasks. We look forward to working with Corel to enable great PC entertainment viewing.”

Corel WinDVD with support for graphics cards based on ATI Radeon HD 4870 and ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics processors is available to OEMs immediately and will be available to retail customers beginning in late summer 2008.

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