hardware acceleration for AV1 is coming

The AV1 video codec will soon be entitled to hardware acceleration, in Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 10. The software giant has scheduled an event where it will make an announcement, this fall, through an availability-based rollout. latest graphics chips.

To take advantage of the hardware acceleration for AV1 in Windows 10, version 1909 or higher, Microsoft cites the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards and AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, which are arriving. With their integrated Iris Xe graphics, 11th generation Intel Core processors are also compatible for this purpose.

Microsoft points out that support will require the AV1 Video Extension, a web browser, or other application with hardware acceleration support for AV1, including applications that take advantage of Microsoft Media Foundation.

Windows 10 will soon support hardware acceleration for AV1

Note that hardware acceleration for AV1 is on the program for the next VLC 4.0 version of the famous multimedia player.

And for those who don’t know what AV1 is, this is a popular, open-source, royalty-free video codec developed by Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia). It improves the compression ratio by 20-30% over VP9, ​​which was already looking for improvements over H.265 / HEVC.

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