Intel Arctic Sound-M for AV1 video streams

The development coming to the server market is based on the Xe-HPG architecture.

Back in February, as part of Intel’s roadmap, we wrote about a development codenamed Arctic Sound-M that was apostrophized by the Santa Clara giant as the industry’s first GPU to support hardware-accelerated AV1 encoding.


Development is still coming in the middle of the year, and the company has released a video showing that there is a significant advantage over AV1 over H.264 in terms of bitrate of encoded content, which can be especially useful for video streaming providers.

Using an x16 PCI Express interface, the Arctic Sound-M with an eight-pin power connector can provide up to eight 4K or possibly thirty 1080p streams, while using passive cooling, but it’s important to note that active heat dissipation is built into the server. fans will do so, so proper air supply is needed.

Incidentally, the system basically uses a design using the Xe-HPG architecture, including a chip with 128 processing engines.

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