ASRock Vision 3D 252B HTPC Review

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Quality and User Experience

To test video decode and playback capabilities of ASRock Vision 3D 252B HTPC, we played back a 1080p H.264-encoded QuickTime clip, along with 1080p Blu-ray movie content, a 1080P MKV file, and HD Flash video (along with just about every other file type). We then fired up Windows Task Manager take a look at CPU utilization in all instances.

HD Video Playback and CPU Utilization
HD Video Decode Performance


Playback of every file type we threw at the ASRock Vision 3D was virtually flawless. We have been using the machine both in the lab and in a home theater environment for literally months and there hasn't been a single file or type of media the machine couldn’t handle. CPU utilization was low with every file we tested, including 3D Blu-Ray discs and Flash video, and the quality of the video output to both a desktop monitor or Samsung 3D HDTV was nothing short of excellent.

The ASRock Vision 3D HTPC also handled all of the 3D content we had available perfectly. 3D Photos, video clips, live streaming from the web, Blu-Ray discs, and games all worked as they should. This is a testament to the work NVIDIA has put in to ensure a good 3D experience for end users with their 3D Vision and 3DTV Play technologies.

Tags:  Nvidia, Intel, Blu-ray, HTPC, 3D, ASRock

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