Do the latest iMacs have "intel quick sync video"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by turbo8765, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. turbo8765 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
    Does anyone know if any of the new iMacs have intel quick sync video.

    This is hardware based video transcoding, which debuted with the sandy bridge line of chips.

    It looks like a real quantum leap foward....

    Does anyone know if the iMacs have this capability?

    I believe the i7 2600 should.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    A quick google search will show this is more of a software issue than hardware issue. Only a limited number of programs use it.
  3. turbo8765 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
    My question is, is this technology present in the i7 iMac? I've spent a fair bit of time on google, and have not found an answer.

    If you assume that the i7 2600 is the same as the i7 2600 in any other desktop, then the answer is yet. But I don't know that it is...

    I'm not worried so much about the software, as that will improve with time. I want to make sure the hardware isn't limiting.
  4. ToyotaGuy23 macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2009
    Turbo8765 brings up a great question.

    I'm interested in this also.
  5. reclusive46 macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2011
    Then the answer is yes then. Its just like any old i7 2600
  6. ToyotaGuy23 macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2009
    This is great news.

    BTW, 8765... it's nice to see words like "Quantum Leap" instead of the [wildly overused] "Epic".

    You must be smart.

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