[mythtv-users] Video Card Recommendation
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Aug 11 23:13:51 UTC 2008
On 08/11/2008 04:09 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Aug 11, 2008, at 1:05 PM, Brian C. Huffman wrote:
>> John Drescher wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 2:54 PM, Brian C. Huffman wrote:
>>>> I'm upgrading my backend /frontend combination and my new
>>>> configuration consists of an Intel motherboard w/ 1066MHz bus and
>>>> an Intel Core2 Duo E7200 (2.53GHz) processor.
>>>> The onboard Intel video is definitely not cutting it. I have a
>>>> PCI express slot that I can use.
>>>> Obviously I'm still trying to keep prices down but I also need
>>>> quality, so what's the lowest series of Nvidia card that I could
>>>> get to have a good HD picture without using XvMC? Also, how much
>>>> memory should the card have?
>>> ASUS EN7200GS/HTD/256M GeForce 7200GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express
>>> x16 Video Card - Retail $31.99
>> So this should be able to handle High Definition (including the new
>> OpenGL overlays)
> Yes, the card supports OpenGL
Though may not be fast enough to use the OpenGL /video/ renderer. But,
then again, it's not really "supported" in 0.21, and you probably don't
want to use it, yet, even on trunk (which, itself is not really
It will be more than enough for the OpenGL in the menus and probably
even MythGallery and probably good for Goom, too.
It (and any post-5x00 NVIDIA card) doesn't support Xv picture adjustments.
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