Intel says Meteor Lake supports AV1 video encoding and decoding

The Intel Media Driver video encoding matrix validates Meteor Lake compatibility for AV1. Intel Meteor Lake’s decentralized design allows the company to provide greater flexibility in terms of graphics support and video encoding. New game modes and improved encoding capabilities are possible with the integrated Xe-LPG graphics of the Tiger Lake series. As with the DG2 series (Arc Alchemist), Intel has now officially announced that MTL (Meteor Lake) AV1 will support 8 and 10-bit video encoding and decoding. This innovative royalty-free video format is up to fifty percent more efficient than the H.264 format.

Igor’sLAB indicated support for low-power AV1 encoding in a slide leaked a few months ago. The Media Driver upgrade now verifies it. The addition of AV1 decoding and encoding capabilities for Meteor Lake could accelerate the adoption of this video format by prominent streaming providers. In addition to AMD RDNA3, NVIDIA Ada and Intel Alchemist now support the AV1 codec. This compatibility will soon be introduced in AMD and NVIDIA mobile products.

OneRaichu argues that a project codenamed “MTS-S”, which should stand for desktop series, can actually be scrapped. Given what we now know about the product in question, this rumor is absolutely shocking. Nevertheless, this leaker has a solid track record, especially for Intel-related information. Recent information about the Raptor Lake series upgrades has been leaked along with internal Intel slides. This product will be released in the third quarter of next year, around when updates to desktop Meteor Lake can be expected. Even if these speculations prove correct, Meteor Lake’s mobile deployment should go according to plan.

Via Intel Media driver

Image credit: Intel, Igor’s Lab

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