[mythtv-users] FYI - New HW video accellAPI from NVIDIA
drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 18:41:05 UTC 2008
> It seems like if you're doing something heavy-duty like video decoding,
> though, it's gonna need a fan. After all, you're just transferring load
> from the CPU to the GPU.
Not necessarily, this power usage shift is difficult to compare. The
GPU operates at a much lower frequency (400 to 800MHz) and does
operations in a highly parallel way while the CPU operates more
serially and operates at 2GHz or better (at full speed). The CPU
generally would die if the temps were over 60C while a GPU will run
happily at 90C.
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