[mythtv-users] Lots of confusion as to which card(s) to buy for vdpau
aab at cichlid.com
Sun Feb 1 18:31:04 UTC 2009
On Sun, 2009-02-01 at 10:07 -0800, Allen Edwards wrote:
> If the 8600 graphics chip draws 40 watts more than a 8400 chip as
> Tom's Hardware's numbers suggest it is going to be very difficult to
> make that up. I would also assume that you can make a fine myth
> system with a 45 watt dual core processor without vdpau.
Comparing power isn't enough.
The 8600 can finish the same job faster than the 8400, so the energy
used (power * time) may be less. Not to mention the wall clock time
your time waiting) is less.
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