[mythtv-users] Should I Upgrade Frontend from AMD 3200+ to AMD X2 3800+ (DualCore) ?
drew at mykitchentable.net
Sat Feb 14 14:55:08 UTC 2009
Ben Coleman wrote:
> I have the option to purchase a dual core processor for an existing
> legacy motherboard (socket939) that currently only has a single core
> Do people think I will get any benefit in uplifting this frontend to
> I don't currently playback a lot of HD content but will be when I
> upgrade the TV in six months.
FWIW, I am running a FE/BE combo with a AMD X2 3800+ and have no
problems playing back ATSC HD streams. Typical CPU usage is around 50%
on one core using my custom conservative playback profile with "Blend"
deinterlacing. This was not the case on my old, single core AMD Athlon
2800+ overclocked to 3200+ speed. I could play the same HD streams but
the minute the machine did other tasks like MySQL accesses or anything
else, those streams would hiccup.
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