[FFmpeg-user] [Discussion] FPGA vs GPU for Live Transcoding

Mark Filipak markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 15:37:16 EET 2020

On 03/01/2020 06:24 AM, Christian David wrote:
> Em dom., 1 de mar. de 2020 às 06:45, Mark Filipak <
> markfilipak.windows+ffmpeg at gmail.com> escreveu:
>> On 03/01/2020 04:29 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>>>> Am 01.03.2020 um 07:47 schrieb Christian David <davidchristia at gmail.com
>>> :
>>>> Hi everyone, i was reading about FPGA solutions against traditional
>>>> solutions with GPUs (Nvidia at most times) for live video transcoding..
>>> I was under the impression that all GPU encoding happens on FPGA: Am I
>> wrong?
>> FPGA? Field programmable gate array?
> Yes,  for example for nvidia hardware acceleration we use one of GPU cards
> from nvidia to do all the job (encoding/decoding), so we can also use CPU
> solutions with an accelerator card (FPGA)...

Ah! Okay, I get it. You're calling the Alveo U200 board an FPGA because 
it has an XCU200 FPGA mounted on it. That's technically incorrect, and 
it will confuse hardware geeks like me, but I can live with it.

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