TAIPEI, April 11, 2006 - Info-Tek Corporation, the major supplier of the world’s leading graphics card brand GECUBE™, today announced the exciting release of GECUBE’s HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) X1300 and X1600 graphics card. Both graphics cards are capable of outputting both high-definition video and multi-channel audio simultaneously that go beyond previous graphics cards’ limitations of only allowing video output.
The HDMI is an audio-video standard with sufficient bandwidth to accommodate both uncompressed and high-definition digital video and multi-channel audio format using a single cable wire between a source device such as a DVD player or a set-top-box to a high-definition television (HDTV) or HD-compatible device for displaying video. According to IDC and Silicon Image estimates, there will be over 15 million HDMI-enabled digital televisions at the end of 2005, growing to nearly 50 million units at the end of 2007.
GECUBE™ HDMI X1600 and X1300’s list of outstanding features:
Audio and video may be simultaneously outputted
Users may save cable resources and refrain from buying extra wires when connecting from PC to a home entertainment center via the GECUBE™ HDMI X1600 or X1300 graphics cards. The HDMI can also utilize a DVI cable to connect to DVI output ports.
Sharp sound and video quality
A single HDMI link is capable of transferring up to 24 bits of data at 165 mega pixels per second, resulting in a massive bandwidth of nearly 4 Gbps, ensuring today’s video and audio standards’ requirements, 1080p resolution for HDTVs and state-of-the-art digital audio formats such as DVD-Audio, are met. HDMI also offers future-proofing capabilities with extra capacity for future requirements.
Improved graphics cards performance
The GECUBETM HDMI X1300 (GC-HD13PLG2-D3) and X1600 (GC-HD16PLPG2-D3) are constructed with 90nm technology and support Shader Model 3.0, AvivoTM technology, the Crossfire platform, and Catalyst drivers. HDR (high dynamic range) technology also increases performance significantly by enhancing lighting effects with high contrasts, making images especially sharp and less brightly lit objects in surround areas more visible.