[mythtv-users] Graphics card recommendation
masterclc at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 21:35:37 EST 2005
> Actually, the only reason I care about PCIe is because I plan on getting
> a higher end CPU and motherboard. Unfortunately, higher end
> motherboards with >3 PCI slots and a 10/100/1000 network interface
> typically don't come with an AGP slot.
Not a gigabit NIC, but I've got a mobo with 6 PCI's and an AGP, an
ASUS A7V600-X I believe (not at home to peak at the mobo). It's
Socket A, not sure if that's what you want.
> This box will not only be a
> BE/FE system, but it will also serve other FE boxes as well as being an
> LTSP server.
Most BE serve other frontends ;) As for the LTSP server, I looked at
it fairly recently, and it would seem that most of the specs of the
server aren't that stringent (part of the reason for them creating the
project IIRC). Still, from the additional uses, I don't see a big
reason to go PCI-E with this particular setup. A nice AGP GF4 MX440
that supports XVMC should certinaly suffice. If the PCI-E were on the
board I chose, I may look at accomodating it, but I wouldn't base my
search of my mobo off weather it had PCI-E support or not.
Your "other frontends" will be where you may consider PCI-E, depending
on their use, but even still, if they are dedicated FE's, I don't see
any compelling reason to search out a mobo with PCI-E and then further
search out a card that is supported in Linux, AND then search out
weather or not XVMC works with that setup.
Good Luck, with whatever you choose.
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