DivXNetworks Announces Support for Upcoming AMD Opteron™ Processors
Leading DivX Video Compression Technology to be Optimized for Greater Performance on First 32- and 64-Bit Processor
San Diego and Sunnyvale, CA --
DivXNetworks, Inc., today announced that the company’s patent-pending DivX ™ video compression technology will offer support for the upcoming AMD Opteron™ processor. The two companies have worked jointly to optimize DivX technology for the upcoming AMD Opteron processors, and will continue development and testing of DivX video on AMD's 64-bit technology.
DivX video is one of the most widely distributed MPEG-4 compatible video compression technologies in the world, with over 75 million recorded downloads. AMD and DivXNetworks have worked to achieve significant improvements in encoding and playback performance on the upcoming AMD Opteron processor, including:
- Significantly more efficient memory bandwidth usage thanks to “unrolled loops”
- Improved bitstream packing and parsing using AMD’s 64-bit wide integer registers.
- Lower memory latency for improved performance on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.
“The upcoming AMD Opteron processors offer the first ever 32- and 64-Bit compatible platform, and represents a true breakthrough that will have significantly positive effects on the speed, performance and visual quality of digital video,” said Darrius Thompson, director of research and development, DivXNetworks, Inc. “We are pleased to work closely with AMD to ensure that DivX video is specifically optimized to take full advantage of this exciting new technology.”
“Customers who will use systems based on upcoming AMD Opteron processors and DivX technologies will be able to realize higher performance and faster digital video encoding and decoding speeds,” said Ed Gasiorowski, director of developer relations for AMD’s Computation Products Group. “AMD’s 64-bit technology combined with the cutting-edge DivX video software will offer consumers a superior digital video experience.”
The most recent DivX codec, called a “revolutionary product” by Tom’s Hardware Guide, currently ranks as the most downloaded multimedia application on CNET’s Download.com. For more information on DivX technology, visit www.divx.com
. For more information on the upcoming AMD Opteron processor, visit www.amd.com/opteron
DivXNetworks is a leading technology company that enables the rapid proliferation of video content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks by combining the lightweight, ubiquitous access of the Internet with DVD-quality video performance. The company’s approach is built upon the success of the DivX™ codec, a leading standard for MPEG-4 compatible video distribution with over 75 million users worldwide, and the DivX Open Video System™, a next-generation content delivery system that provides unsurpassed aggregation, promotion, and distribution of video content for mass markets. DivXNetworks is headquartered in San Diego, California, with a satellite office in Los Angeles. For more information about DivXNetworks, visit http://www.divxnetworks.com
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