Pegasys Inc. announced today that MSI will bundle a download link for a special trial version of the new TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Video Encoder with NVIDIA CUDA technology with its new NVIDIA GeForce graphic cards beginning in November 2008. NVIDIA CUDA technology offloads much of the processing required for TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress from the CPU to the graphics-processing unit (GPU). The software shows up to 446% performance increase over the CPU-only version. System performance will vary with the computing environment used.
Pegasys has incorporated CUDA technology for filter processing into its flagship video encoding software, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress. “Bundling our TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Video Encoder with the NVIDIA GeForce graphic cards from MSI will give their customers a glimpse into the incredible graphics processing power that CUDA technology offers. We have been able to use this technology to offload the video decoding and filtering processes onto the GPU and we look forward to working further with NVIDIA to expand the GPU’s processing power to include encoding functions, as well,” commented Tak EBINE, Pegasys CEO.
NVIDIA’s CUDA technology is the world’s only C language environment for the GPU. It enables programmers and developers to create software for quickly solving complicated computation problems using GPU multicore parallel processing capabilities. To date, NVIDIA has shipped over 100 million CUDA enabled GeForce 8 Series and higher GPUs, the largest installed base of general-purpose, parallel-computing processors ever created. The latest generation of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs offers up to 240 processor cores, compared to a maximum of the four cores found on high-end CPU’s. Any process that can be divided into multiple elements and run in parallel can be programmed to take advantage of the massive processing potential of the GPU.
“MSI is pleased to be working with Pegasys and its TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress encoding software with NVIDIA CUDA technology. This technology is a huge step forward in video processing. Consumers are just beginning to see the results of tapping into the multi-core parallel processing power of an NVIDIA GPU. As Pegasys continues to transfer more of the processing functionality to the GPU, we will continue to see dramatic results that benefit video enthusiasts and casual home movie users looking for simple and fast ways to edit, share, and enjoy video,” said Jason Lee, global marketing manager of MSI.
A special trial version of TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress using CUDA technology will be available to purchasers of MSI GeForce based graphics cards starting in November 2008. The retail version of the TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress video encoder using CUDA technology is now available.
About PEGASYS Inc.
PEGASYS Inc. makes digital video easy. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, PPEGASYS was established in November 2001 with the release of TMPGEnc Plus — probably the world’s most popular MPEG-1/2 video encoding software and at the time, was the only freeware video encoder. The company’s two flagship products, the TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress video encoder and the new TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4, anchor a strong line of retail and OEM digital video editing and encoding products for home and professional users.
The recognized leaders in developing quality video encoding tools for MPEG applications, PEGASYS Inc.’s encoding technology is also incorporated into numerous commercial and professional video editing and DVD-creation software products. PEGASYS have been bundled with quality products from top worldwide manufacturers, including Sony Japan and Pioneer. For information about PEGASYS Inc. and its products, visit the company’s website at www.pegasys-inc.com
For more information about TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress, please visit http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/ja/product/te4xp.html (Japanese) or http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/te4xp.html (English)
For information about CUDA please visit http://www.nvidia.co.jp/object/cuda_what_is_jp.html (Japanese) or http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home.html (English)
MSI (Micro-Star International), a world-class manufacturer of an extensive variety of the highest quality IT products, is one of Taiwan’s top 3 leading motherboard manufacturers and one of the top five front-end server manufacturers in the world. In 2008, MSI is honored to receive an award for the Best Domestic Enterprise of the year. Presently, the P45 main board is equipped with the server-class DrMOS that provides high power efficiency. Moreover, it has already won the Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI award. MSI main board has won『Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI Award』for 3 consecutive years (Y2006~Y2008). While, the MSI graphic card’s remarkable sales performance can be judged by the fact that one MSI graphics card is sold every 2.8 second and that there are more than 80 million users’ worldwide enjoying MSI graphics cards. In 2005, MSI Notebook had received 4 Taiwan Excellence Awards in Taiwan Innovalue, making MSI the biggest winner among all Taiwan companies. Through leading-edge research and development, MSI has developed state-of-the-art solutions year after such as Solar Notebook, HATO Notebook, Anion Notebook, UV Notebook, the First Turbo book and a variety of notebook solutions. To continue the success that has occurred over the past several years, MSI will bolster its value proposition by providing environmentally responsible products and services. These products include the Wind (Wi-Fi Network Device) notebook and FunStar Pro. The Wind PC offers a long 6-hour battery life compared to other low-power notebook brands that only have an average of 2.5-hour battery life. And the FunStar Pro, a multi-passenger AVOD system, is the world’s first car entertainment. Utilizing the most advanced in-flight entertainment, FunStar Pro transforms your car into a traveling multimedia center that enables you to enjoy a variety of audio and visual formats on the go. Adopting a diversified management and business strategy, MSI is committed to delivering the highest attainable quality products and services to assure 100% complete customer satisfaction.
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