[mythtv-users] 1080i HD without XvMC, how much horsepower?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Oct 3 21:16:03 UTC 2006


On Oct 3, 2006, at 2:06 PM, Blammo wrote:

> On 10/3/06, Mark Lehrer <mark at knm.org> wrote:
>> On my system, both X and MythTV are consuming a LOT of cpu - dual
>> core is a huge win.
>
> Same results on my side. Each thread is fairly hefty.
>
> Primary frontend, XP 2400 at 2600mhz, 5700ultra (DDR3 = less tearing for
> 1080p), 1gig ram. Kernel Deint, 1080p output, 40-60% CPU for most
> content.
>
> Secondary frontend, x2-3800 at 2900mhz, 7800GTX (machine sees other
> uses), kerndeint, 1600x1200 output, sub 20% CPU load on both cores.
>
> To answer the original question, without XvMC, in my experience using
> bob, linear, or 1frame, you need:
>
> Athlon XP: >2200mhz
> Athlon 64: >1800mhz
> Intel (older) >2400mhz
> intel (newer) >>2000mhz

I'm confused. This is the second time I read about someone using bob  
and not using XvMC. I was under the impression that XvMC was required  
in order to use bob deinterlacing. Is that wrong?


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