reprinted from a Cyberlink press release:

CyberLink PowerDVD, PowerDirector, and MagicSports Optimized on Intel Core 2 Duo Processors

Major performance gains enable rich video experiences on PCs and notebooks

Taipei, Taiwan—-December 12, 2006—-CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a world leader in digital home solutions, announced significant performance gains for playing, analyzing, and producing high-quality video content using CyberLink's leading applications on systems featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo processors. CyberLink's optimization of award-winning DVD playback software PowerDVD improved frame-rate performance by up to 191%. Automated video editing software PowerDirector improved editing and production times by up to 122%. Sports analysis software MagicSports analyzed games up to 133% faster. All software was tested in controlled conditions and was verified with significantly improved performance on Intel's dual-core technology. "The Intel Core 2 Duo processors deliver the world-class performance and energy efficiency to meet the needs for applications today and the future," said Jason Chen, country manager of Intel Taiwan. "Intel is excited to see consumers will be able to enjoy the outstanding multimedia experiences by running CyberLinks applications on Intel Core 2 Duo processor-based PCs." "Analysis, production, and playback of high-definition video content are all very intensive PC activities which require the power of advanced processors like Intel's dual core to ensure the best possible user experience," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "With CyberLink's optimization for Intel dual core processors, PowerDVD, PowerDirector and MagicSports ensure users get the kind of performance they've come to expect from working on video with our software; fast production, smooth playback, and quality results." By using a system featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6600, CyberLink PowerDVD achieved frame rates up to 42.24 fps – thus resulting in smoother playback – for high-definition H.264 video content. CyberLink PowerDirector improved analysis and production speeds for automated video editing, applying special effects, and creating Picture-in-Picture effects by up to 64 minutes on a notebook featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7400. This performance greatly reduces video data processing time and makes video editing a pleasant experience on the PC. CyberLink MagicSports is one of the first consumer applications based on video analysis technology. MagicSports analyzed a 2 hour 30 minutes sports video in less than 10 minutes on a desktop system featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6600, down from 17 minutes 19 seconds, and less than 10 minutes on a notebook system featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7400, down from 22 minutes 33 seconds. More information about CyberLink's complete range of software is available at www.cyberlink.com, and at the CyberLink Press Room. For more information about these results, please contact press@gocyberlink.com

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