Quote Originally Posted by deneb View Post
G98-based GeForce 8400 GS models do have VP3. Most GeForce 9 GPUs only have VP2 as can be seen in the table behind your Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PureVid...Purevideo_GPUs

Only G98 chips have VP3. This includes some of the integrated (mobile) GeForce 9 versions. The VDPAU announcement lists these and a more complete list that includes 8400 GS can be extracted from the drivers: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...32&postcount=3

Currently G98 GeForce 8400 GS is the only non-integrated graphics card that contains VP3.


G98 8400 GS is also manufactured with a 65 nm process.
I am sure later revisions of the 9xxx series will have VP3. Would an 8400GS be usable for playing games? Also why not use the low end X2 CPU's as some of them also are low wattage and I am sure the performance will be even better still without the excess heat