10 Replies Latest reply on Dec 18, 2017 3:20 PM by Intel Corporation

    Does x5-z8350 support hardware VP9 decoding?

    Huk

      Hello, I'm looking for information regarding VP9 support on the x5-z8350. Some 3rd party sites claim that it has hardware VP9 decoder, for example:

       

      https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/atom_x5/x5-z8350

       

      while others claim it doesn't.

       

      I bought a PC stick powered by the x5-z8350, and while I am able to smoothly play movies encoded by h264 and h265 - with nearly 0% CPU utilization, when it comes to VP9 (both on YouTube, as well as with offline samples), movie stutters and CPU utilization is near 100%.

       

      So... I would like to finally get 100% confirmed answer - does this CPU support VP9 hardware decoder or not? If it does - do I need some special drivers/codecs to make it work?

       

      Thanks in advance.