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Digital Video Concepts, Methods, and Metrics: Quality, Compression, Performance, and Power Trade-off Analysis by Shahriar Akramullah

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CHAPTER 5

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Video Coding Performance

During the period between the 1980s to early 2000s, desktop PCs were the main computing platforms, with separate components such as the CPU, chipset, and discrete graphics cards. In this period, integrated graphics was at its infancy starting with the Intel (R) 810 (TM) chipset, mainly targeting the low-cost market segment, and power consumption was not typically a concern. CPU speed was the overarching differentiator between one generation of platforms and the next. Consequently, when the micro-architecture of a CPU was being designed, one of the key questions was how to achieve higher performance. The traditional ...

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