Video Core Next

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Video Core Next is AMD's brand for its dedicated video encoding and decoding hardware core.


Video Core Next is AMD's successor ASIC to both UVD and VCE.[1] It can be used to decode, encode and transcode ("sync") video streams, for example, a DVD or Blu-ray Disc to a format appropriate to, for example, a smartphone. Unlike video encoding on a CPU or a general-purpose GPU, Video Core Next is a dedicated hardware core on the processor die. This application-specific integrated circuit design can allow for a much more power efficient video processing.[2][3]


Video Core Next supports: MPEG2 Decode, MPEG4 Decode, VC-1 Decode, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Encode/Decode, HEVC Encode/Decode, and VP9 Decode.[4]

Video Core Next Video decoding/encoding support
MPEG-4 VC-1/WMV9 H.264
VCN 1.0[4] Decoding Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Encoding No No No Yes Yes No No


  1. ^ Larabel, Michael (17 November 2017). "Radeon VCN Encode Support Lands In Mesa 17.4 Git". Phoronix. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Intel's Second-Gen Core CPUs: The Sandy Bridge Review - Sandy Bridge's Secret Weapon: Quick Sync". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  3. ^ "The Sandy Bridge Review: Intel Core i7-2600K, i5-2500K and Core i3-2100 Tested". AnandTech. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  4. ^ a b "X.Org: Radeon Feature Matrix – Video Core Next".