GPU Transcoders: NVIDIA Badaboom vs ATI Avivo

NVIDIA Badaboom GPU Transcoder

ATI Avivo GPU Transcoder

NVIDIA Badaboom and ATI Avivo Video Converter are the current solutions to transcode video using the power of GPUs. Badaboom is based on CUDA and costs around 30$US while Avivo Video Converter is based on ATI Stream and is free and is included with Catalyst 8.12.

ATI Avivo is faster than Badaboom in all situations:

NVIDIA Badaboom VS ATI Avivo

But ATI Avivo requires much more CPU power than NVIDIA Badaboom:

NVIDIA Badaboom VS ATI Avivo - CPU Usage

Avivo is clealy faster than Badaboom but there are some artifacts on the transcoded video that don’t exist with Badaboom.


  • NVIDIA Badaboom:
    – 30$US
    – few CPU needs
    – good transcoding quality
  • ATI Avivo:
    – Free
    – CPU demanding
    – faster than Badaboom
    – some artifacts may appear.



  • Aaron

    thats becuase since day 1 ATI Avivo has never ever used the GPU it’s a broken tool that ati keeps touting works on x1xxx or greater cards infact you have never needed an ati x1000 or better card as it’ll work on any old ati card i’ve used it an 9600pro (agp) an x800xl (pci-e) hd2600xt (pci-e) without a problem well if you call not using any of the GPU power not a problem then i guess it’s fine but that isn’t what ATI touts this crap as doing apparently powerDVD director does make use of either nVida’s cuda or ATI’s stream so go figure a thidparty can make it work but ATI CAN’T!!!

  • Sajjad

    Nothing can break the barrier of AMD

  • Athlonite

    and what barrier would that be Sajjad

  • m0jCraig


    that’s maybe on gaming (just watch out for FERMI)…

    but on MAXIMIZED USE/PURPOSE… you can just trash your ATi Card…


  • Athlonite

    hmmm according to avivo i can’t convert just any old AVI but if i use it via ATI Tray tools it’ll do anything i throw at it and yes Avivo is fast but there’s also lot of glitches and audio anomalies in the finished video