With the release on Intel’s latest generation of processors, codenamed Ivy Bridge, comes Quick Sync Video 2.0. This is an enhancement to Intel’s original Quick Sync Video technology which provides hardware encoding and decoding of video directly on the processor. All second-generation Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks feature Quick Sync 2.0 which is up to twice as fast as Quick Sync found in first-generation Sandy Bridge Ultrabooks. In order to take advantage of Quick Sync 2.0 you need to be using software that is designed to use it; a number of companies have announce support for the technology.
Because using Quick Sync 2.0 requires using software that was built with it in mind here I’m compiling a list from Intel of products that make use of the technology. Keep an eye out for one that applies to you!
- Video Pro X4
- Video Easy 4 HD (yet to be released)
If you’re doing any sort of video editing, rending, or encoding, you should seriously take a look at finding a program that uses Intel’s Quick Sync 2.0. In benchmarks it far surpasses even GPU-assisted solutions in speed and quality!