Albatron stands out in the crowd with new Blu-ray decoder card
Press release, July 12; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Friday 13 July 2007

Albatron Technology has announced the new Blue Ray Decoder Card which gives mainstream users an alternative to integrated graphics, the company says. This graphics card can provide even basic systems with high-definition (HD) video playback including Blu-ray and HD DVD and also supports DirectX 10, boosting 3D graphics performance for Windows Vista, it adds.

Beneath the surface the Blue Ray Decoder appears to be an Nvidia GeForce 8500GT GPU-based graphics card which supports Nvidia PureVideo HD technology. Marketing the card by focusing on HD decode acceleration instead of 3D performance is an interesting move by Albatron, and could help it to differentiate itself in the crowded Nvidia add-in board market.

Albatron Blue Ray Decoder Card specification

Item

Detail

Stream Processors

16

Core clock

450MHz

Memory

256MB DDR3

Memory interface

128-bit

Memory clock

800MHz

Graphics Bus

PCI Express

Memory bandwidth (GB/s)

12.8

Fill Rate (billion pixels/sec.)

3.6

Vertices/sec. (million)

2200

Pixels per clock(peak)

48

RAMDACs (MHz)

400

Resolution

Dual-link DVI supports 2560×1600

Output

DVI and HDTV Out

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, July 2007

Albatron Blue Ray Decoder Card

Albatron Blue Ray Decoder Card
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