High Definition Video and Display Perfection
Enjoy flawlessly smooth video playback on your PC, enhanced with vibrant colors, sharp images, and universal TV and display connectivity delivered by AMD's acclaimed ATI Avivo™ technology. Now you can step up to AMD's latest High Definition technology built into our next-generation ATI Radeon™ HD graphics processors, ATI Avivo™ HD.
ATI Avivo™ HD is AMD's new reference for advanced HD image processing, delivering cool and quiet full-spec HD disc playback with hardware-based Unified Video Decoding (UVD) capability1, built-in HDMI with multi-channel HD surround audio, and support for high-quality connectivity with multiple HDTVs and displays.
Watch stunning high definition entertainment from your PC, whether Blu-ray™/HD DVD discs or other HD sources. Be thrilled by immersive high definition big-screen PC gaming, and view ultra high quality photo images and Internet videos. Get universal connectivity support for HDTVs and high-res PC displays, with HDCP1 support for reliably playing the latest HD entertainment on your Windows Vista® media PC. Step up to ATI Avivo™ HD, and discover your ultimate PC entertainment experience.
ATI Avivo™ HD Video & Display technology provides PC users with crisp images, smooth videos and true-to-life colors.
ATI Avivo HD technology is an ideal solution for home theater and entertainment on the PC. Enjoy smooth multi-format HD video playback with UVD technology and an easy one-cable connection to high-definition bigscreen TVs.
Smooth HD Video Playback with UVD1
ATI Avivo HD technology is designed for high-end, high definition video playback in home theater systems. Free your CPU to power other applications with new UVD (Unified Video Decoder) hardware processing of HD video formats.
UVD is a dedicated video decode processing unit introduced with ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 series graphics processors that offloads CPU from the decoding process. UVD technology reduces power use, helps decrease system noise and helps to increase notebook battery life during HD video playback.
Second generation UVD 2, introduced with the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series, includes support for the dual stream picture in picture (PiP) playback requirements of Blu-ray Disc™.
Universal Connectivity with HDMI
ATI Avivo HD introduces a new era in PC to CE connectivity with built-in HDMI and up to 7.1 digital surround audio. This enables a truly easy, one-cable connection to a big-screen TV or home theater receiver with supported ATI Radeon graphics cards.
ATI Avivo HD technology also includes the acclaimed AMD Xilleon™ and ATI Theater™ Digital TV technology found inside many of today's high-end consumer televisions to make your PC a universal multimedia hub. Dissolve connectivity barriers between PCs and consumer electronic devices with outputs for virtually any video device.
Sharp Videos and Photos
ATI Avivo HD enhances your digital video and photos, creating sharp images, crisp text, and vivid color. ATI Avivo HD introduces new life to colors across the entire spectrum with an advanced 10-bit-per-color display engine.
Get high quality video playback with advanced de-interlacing, color vibrancy enhancement, dynamic contrast and built-in DVD up-conversion to HD resolution and beyond.2 Boost the quality of video captured by your Media PC and PVR with advanced 3D comb filtering and automatic gain control.
Fast Content Creation and Transfer
Speed up editing and transferring your videos to a portable video player with new Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT) technology. Introduced with the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series, AVT leverages the parallel processing power of the GPU to achieve faster than real-time encoding and transcoding. You can convert videos to H.264 and MPEG-2 formats up to 19x faster than when using a just CPU, and full 1080p files can be converted to H.264 and MPEG-2 up to 1.8x faster than real-time.3
Today and Tomorrow
ATI Avivo enhances video capture, processing and playback, ensuring end-to-end high-fidelity from the moment video signals enter your PC, all the way to the image displayed on your monitor. New AMD products incorporating ATI Avivo technology support HDTV and coming technologies like HD disc formats. ATI Avivo is setting the new standard for the best visual performance available on a PC today and for the future.
Ready to get the full impact of video and display perfection?
Enjoy the quality and performance of ATI Avivo in select ATI Radeon™ graphics products and AMD PCTV products.
Take control of your ATI Avivo™ enabled products with ATI Catalyst™ software. This powerful user interface revolutionizes how users interact with their ATI Radeon graphics and video products. Users can quickly setup and configure their video and display settings with the simple to use software suite.
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TV on the PC
Select ATI partners have advertised the availability of graphics cards with HDMI™ and High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Note: ATI Avivo™ and ATI Avivo HD are a technology platform that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Radeon™ GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some ATI Avivo™ capabilities may require complementary products.
- UVD is not available on the ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 series.
- The ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series GPUs can upscale video display to 2560x1600 on dual-link monitors which is almost twice the display resolution of 1080p displays.
- This may vary depending on your system configuration and video formats. Using an Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16 GHz based PC, AMD was able to achieve GPU accelerated transcoding speeds up to 19x faster using Cyberlink PowerDirector than when using the same CPU alone with MainConcept encoder in Adobe Premiere CS3. Using the same system, full 1080p files were converted 1.8x faster than real-time. AVT is only available with ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series graphics cards.