At the just-concluded CEATEC show in Japan it was easy to miss some of the smaller products amid the dazzling glare coming off the big boys' stands, such as a new graphics card based on the Cell processor.
Leadtek Japan's WinFast PxVC1100 graphics card showed up this week, packing a SpursEngine chip – that's the Toshiba processor it based on the PS3's Cell CPU.
Upscaling to high def
The ¥30,000 (£160) WinFast is a PCI Express card for desktop PCs and is due out in Japan by the end of October. It's likely to use passive cooling instead of a fan, making it a good bet for small PCs.
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As for what it can do, the SpursEngine's power means the Winfast can handle HD video and SD upscaling on its own without putting the strain on the main CPU.