What I meant to say is that they wouldn't do it because there's no reason for Broadcom to make that product as the low-end GPUs that will be out from 2016 and onwards will already have the decoding capabilities and the low-end gear you have from years ago that you want them to make a product for will not likely run well, if at all, on the newer distros of the time because the hardware won't really be supported with the latest distros due to lack of driver updates. Things are already in the shitter for a lot of that older hardware that may be several years old by now, especially if it's AMD hardware or those Intel Atom boards or older Nvidia GPUs from 2005-2010.
Old hardware not having decent drivers on Linux? Only on Intel it seems, I've got old Radeon x1250 boxes still running the latest and greatest distros, same goes for my HD3650, my old Geforce 8800GTS and socket 939 Athlon64 3500+ can still play the majority of games on Linux from Steam, I was even going to dust off that old box and see if Civ5 would run on it.
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In case anybody is wondering, MADI stands for motion-adaptive deinterlacing. It is a video post-processing feature. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deinter...tion_detection for more information.support for MADI on Sandy Bridge
http://www.cpu-world.com/news_2014/2...hitecture.htmlSkylake integrated video encoder/decoder will be enhanced, and it will support new codec types. The hardware decoder will work with JPEG, JMPEG, MPEG2, VC1, WMV9, AVC, H264, VP8 and HEVC/H265 video and image formats. The encoder will be support JPEG, MPEG2, AVC, H264, VP8 and HEVC/H265 standards. It is possible that Intel will add support for encoding/decoding of VP9 video. There will be new video filters as well.