AMD, Nvidia working to enable QuickSync with discrete graphics

At the moment, Lucid's Virtu software is the only way to enjoy Sandy Bridge's video-encoding logic in systems running discrete graphics cards. Licensing the software will reportedly cost motherboard makers $5-10 per board, and Intel has already signed on. Other motherboard makers may hold off on following in Intel's footsteps, though. Taiwanese motherboard makers have traditionally been loathe to adding pricey options to their products, and they could have a free alternative to Virtu before long.

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