For the first time, a simple, unified API for all fixed-hardware video encoding platforms:
• Intel's Quick Sync Video chip in Intel HD Graphics CPUs
• NVIDIA's video encoding chip in Kepler and Maxwell GPUs
• AMD's Video Coding Engine chip in AMD GPUs and APUs
The increased throughput of fixed-hardware allows offloading of huge video compression workloads to dedicated chips, freeing the CPU and the GPU for other types of processing.
* H.265 / HEVC encoding requires NVIDIA second generation Maxwell GPU GM20x and above