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CyberLink’s PhotoDirector 10, PowerDVD 12 and MediaShow 6 hit warp speed on laptops running next-gen AMD processors

29 May 2012, Nick Peers

Taipei, Taiwan-based CyberLink has issued updates for its flagship media viewing and editing products, including CyberLink PowerDirector 10 Deluxe, CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Pro and CyberLink MediaShow 6 Ultra.

The updates are all designed to take full advantage of the new second-generation AMD A-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) recently launched by AMD. APUs integrate graphics and CPU chips on to a single die for performance gains and are currently available on new notebooks, with desktop chips due later this year.

The updates are specifically designed to take advantage of the new A-Series performance improvements with hardware-accelerated HD playback, enhanced video editing, maximum rendering and improved transcoding performance.

You'll need the latest A-series APU for AMD to benefit from CyberLink's latest update.

As a result of these updates, CyberLink claims that the update will speed up video production times in PowerDirector 10 by up to 3.6 times on hardware running second-gen A-Series APUs thanks to its ability to harness the GPU portion of the chip to improve the editing process, specifically the encoding and transcoding of video.

PowerDVD 12’s DLNA Media Server is now capable of streaming videos on the fly to portable devices thanks to the VCE transcoding technology in the new AMD chips, allowing the computer to effortlessly convert the video if required into a format supported by your portable device.

Finally, CyberLink MediaShow 6, the company’s video/photo organization tool, promises to speed up the creation of stylish slideshow videos thanks to the technologies built into these new chips.

CyberLink PowerDirector 10 Deluxe, CyberLink PowerDirector 10 Ultra, CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Pro, CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Ultra and CyberLink MediaShow 6 Ultra are all available as trial downloads for high-end PCs running Windows XP or later, as is CyberLink Media Suite 10 Ultra, which includes all three products as well as a range of other media tools. These and other CyberLink products can be purchased with significant discounts on offer at the Downloadcrew Software Store.

To enjoy the performance benefits of the latest updates, users will need a PC running an AMD second-generation A-series APU. AMD has announced the availability of five second-gen A-Series APUs at launch: three for mainstream notebooks (A10-4600M, A8-4500M and A6-4400M) and two for ultrathin notebooks (A10-4655M, A6-4455M).

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