Some new technology (GPGPU)

encoding with one of these coming will take instead of 5 minutes only 30 seconds

and there could be more usess:

very interesting indeed regarding ati cards :)

he he - just mentioned this in another post but had forgotten where I saw the info. Thanks for the link.

more on the beauty of shader proramming:

I’d like the idea of taking a graphics card and loading an operating system on it, then throwing away the rest of the box. Wait, we’d need VVVV for GPUs first.